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Iowa COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Videos

Healthcare professionals who will administer vaccines should receive comprehensive, competency-based training in vaccine administration policies and procedures before administering vaccines.

Subcutaneous Injections (SC or Subcut)

Administration

This training addresses how to administer a subcutaneous (SC or subcut) injection.

Supplies

This training addresses how to select the equipment needed to prepare for a subcutaneous (SC or subcut) injection.

Sites

This training helps providers identify subcutaneous (SC or subcut) injection sites.

 

Intramuscular Injections (IM)

Supplies: Birth - 18 Years of Age

This training addresses how to select the equipment needed to prepare an intramuscular (IM) injection for children from birth through 18 years of age.

Supplies - 19 Years of Age and Older

This training addresses how to select the equipment needed to prepare an intramuscular (IM) injection for adults 19 years of age and older.

Sites

This training helps providers identify intramuscular (IM) injection sites.

 

General Information

Comfort and Restraint Techniques

This training demonstrates comfort and restraint techniques. Determine the best position for the patient based on comfort, age, activity level, administration site, and safety.

Single-Dose Vial

This training addresses how to prepare vaccine from a single-dose vial.

 

Expiration Date

This training addresses how to determine when a vaccine or diluent expires.

Multidose Vial (MDV)

This training addresses how to prepare vaccine from a multidose vial (MDV), which contains more than one dose of vaccine.

Beyond Use Date (BUD)

This training addresses beyond use dates (BUDs) and how to calculate them.

 

Reconstitute Lyophilized Vaccine

This training addresses how to reconstitute a lyophilized (freeze-dried) vaccine. Lyophilized vaccine comes in the form of a powder or pellet and must be mixed with a liquid diluent before the vaccine can be administered.

 

This information is adapted from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/resource-library.html. Last updated 12/10/2020