Regional Immunization Manual

Competency #2: Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Competency: Demonstrates an understanding of the rationale and benefit of immunization, as relevant to the practice setting.

The Health Professional will be able to perform the following;

  • Describe the key clinical features, including acute and long-term complications, of each vaccine-preventable disease.
  • Describe the key epidemiologic features of each vaccine-preventable disease.
  • Describe the historical impact of immunization on the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease.
  • For each of the vaccines administered in the practice setting, formulate a response to the question “Why should I be immunized when vaccine-preventable diseases are so rare in Canada?”
  • Explain why accurate diagnosis of vaccine-preventable diseases is important.


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