The Comprehensive Vaccine Education Program—From Training to Practice is a combined educational offering to help combat vaccine misinformation and address vaccine hesitancy in two ways.

  • Enhancing vaccine knowledge and confidence in having discussions with patients and parents through a web-based educational curriculum (CoVER)
  • Enhancing access for medical providers to reliable, up-to-date and accurate vaccine information through The Vaccine Handbook App (TVH App)

The Collaboration for Vaccine Education and Research (CoVER) was established in order to enhance vaccine education that will increase healthcare professionals’ knowledge and competency for communicating with patients and patients’ families about vaccination. The CoVER curriculum will consist of four online modules (Vaccine Fundamentals, Vaccine Safety, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, and Vaccine Communication).

The Vaccine Education from Training to Practice program is sponsored by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Foundation through unrestricted educational grants from Sanofi Pasteur US, Merck & Co., Inc., Pfizer, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Seqirus USA, Inc., and Valneva USA, Inc.

CoVER Modules

Vaccine Fundamentals Module

This module will introduce vaccine fundamentals. Topics include types of vaccines (e.g., live vs. inactive), vaccine components (e.g., antigens, adjuvants), and the current vaccine schedules.

Length: 30 min-1 hr
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Vaccine Safety Module

This module gives a brief introduction to vaccine safety in the U.S. This module should increase your confidence in vaccine recommendations in order to accurately answer questions from patients and families.

Length: 30 min-1 hr
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Vaccine Preventable Diseases Module

This module focuses on the clinical manifestations of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) and will introduce you to the concepts of vaccine efficacy and vaccine effectiveness. This module uses clinical vignettes to enhance your understanding of select VPDs.

Length: 30 min-1 hr
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Vaccine Communication Methods Module

This module provides communication methods and tips for communicating about vaccines in ways that lead to more effective conversations with patients and parents. This module emphasizes methods for developing a skills and knowledge repertoire essential for dealing with preventing and addressing vaccine hesitancy.

Length: 30 min-1 hr
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HPV Module

The HPV module reviews key facts about diseases caused by HPV and how use of the HPV vaccine can prevent infection. It also reviews current HPV vaccine recommendations in the U.S.

Length: 20-30 minutes
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Influenza Module

The Influenza module covers the basics about influenza and influenza vaccines. It will help learners understand CDC’s influenza vaccine recommendations and answer frequently asked questions.

Length: 20-30 minutes
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COVID-19 Vaccines (Part I) Module

The COVID-19 Vaccines: Part I module module will review the basics of the SARS-COV-2 virus, COVID-19 vaccines, and the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization and the latest ACIP recommendations. The module also provides key resources regarding COVID-19 disease trackers, vaccine availability resources, and vaccine monitoring and reminders.

Length: 20-30 minutes
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CoVER Modules Registration

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The Vaccine Handbook App

In addition to the CoVER curriculum, the Vaccine Education from Training to Practice Program also includes the newest edition of The Vaccine Handbook App. This mobile App contains the full content of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (also known as “The Purple Book”).

The Vaccine Handbook App: The App may be found by searching the App Store for “The Vaccine Handbook App” or clicking on the following link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-vaccine-handbook-app/id1043246009.

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