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Vaccine Resources for Healthcare Professionals

 

Clinical Operations

Clinic Supplies Checklist

Emergency Protocols: Clinical staff should receive annual or biannual CPR certification. American Heart Association or American Red Cross are options.

Emergency Protocols: Clinics should have a protocol in place for anaphyaxis emergencies. 

 

Vaccination Administration

Vaccine Safety - Healthcare Personnel Responsibilities

  1. Store vaccines properly.
  2. Distribute vaccine information statements to parents or vaccine recipients prior to administration of each dose of vaccine and answer all questions.
  3. Screen patients for and observe valid precautions and contraindications.
  4. Administer vaccines correctly including proper dose, route, site, and needle size.
  5. Follow current recommended immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults, including proper timing and spacing of vaccine doses.
  6. Manage vaccine side effects using your best clinical judgement.
  7. Have procedures in place and be prepared for emergency care of a person who experiences an anaphylactic reaction.
  8. Report suspected side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) (VAERS website).
  9. Follow federal requirements for recording vaccine administered.
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