Vaccines Management and Immunization

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The United States International University Africa (USIU-Africa) School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in conjunction with the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) is pleased to introduce a short course in Vaccines Management and Immunization course. The course is designed to meet the emerging health system needs of a dynamic multiskilled health workforce.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will understand:

  1. The rationale and history of vaccines, various vaccine technologies, mechanisms of action and epidemiology of vaccination, covering over 20 vaccines and immunoglobulins.
  2. Fundamentals of disease and immunology as it relates to vaccines.
  3. Vaccines Logistics: Pedigree tracking, Transportation (Cold Chain), Storage, documentation, emergency management and record keeping.
  4. Public health and impact on UHC goal.
  5. Kenyan Vaccine Laws, regulation, guidelines, WHO/CDC/ACDC.
  6. Vaccine administration, emergency management, Patient screening, Post Vaccine assessment for adverse events, and how to monitor and report any adverse reactions.

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Program intake

  • Three times annually - February, June and October.

Course duration

  • The 30-hour course will be delivered over 1 month.

Eligibility criteria

  • A Diploma, Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy and related health professional disciplines.

CPD accreditation

  • The course is eligible for CPD points as per PPB CPD Guidelines 2013.

Program cost

  • KES. 25,000

Application Process

Step 1:
• Download and Fill the Vaccines Management and Immunization Application Form
• Submit it to: sphsimmune@usiu.ac.ke
• Pay the registration fee (KES. 1,000). (Payment options)

Step 2:
• You shall receive a notification for acceptance to the course via email.
• Go ahead and pay the requisite fees in full as one installment. (Payment options)

Step 3:
• You shall be notified of your successful enrollment to the course.
• Credentials for access to online course materials and sessions shall be sent to you.

Step 4:
• You then commence the course as a cohort.

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For general inquiries:

Tel: +254730 116 833 | 0730 116 810
Email: sphsimmune@usiu.ac.ke

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