Injections and Immunizations for Children


Learning Objectives:
After completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to:
1. Demonstrate proper procedures for administering vaccines to children under five years of age
2. Become familiar with routine immunizations for children and possible precautions or contraindications associated with each vaccine
3. Demonstrate a good understanding of vaccine side effects and reactions
4. Prepare to monitor and follow up with patients after immunization
5. Understand and apply techniques to reduce pain and anxiety during vaccination events
• Choose appropriate distractions for children to redirect focus away from the site of injection
• Employ additional measures such as use of a sucrose solution, a pain-relieving ointment, or a cooling spray
• Be knowledgeable of which psychological intervention techniques are effective