You Call the Shots: Ensure Safe Vaccination Practices

As the 2017 influenza season begins, it is important to remember that you call the shots when it comes to safe vaccination. To promote safe vaccination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching a campaign to educate and remind providers about proper influenza vaccine administration techniques to help avoid shoulder injuries and other adverse events.

Get comprehensive vaccine administration information and watch a short video on the correct technique for intramuscular injection. Healthcare providers can earn free continuing education by completing the new vaccine administration e-Learn.

Shoulder injuries like bursitis and tendinitis resulting from improper injection technique are errors that can easily be avoided. These errors are more likely to occur among adults than children.

Getting an annual flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. CDC’s influenza website offers a variety of free educational materials on the importance of flu vaccination, aimed at both health care providers and the general public.


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About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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