Improving vaccine services during the COVID-19 pandemic
SAVIC made a special video presentation on catch-up schedules, and provided this video to the NDoH for online distribution through a Dropbox link to be shared with all vaccinators throughout South Africa.
Bacille Calmette Guérin (BCG) training
SAVIC developed a three-part BCG training package accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa for 8 continuous professional development (CPD) points.
This training is provided free of chargeto both private and public sector vaccinators.
Part 2 of the training consists of an online interactive session where different scenarios are presented and deep level learning is stimulated through complex multiple choice questions which are answered by voting (using Blackboard Collaborate polling), and followed by online in-depth discussions of why the incorrect answers are incorrect, and why the correct answers are correct.
For those completing Part 2 and registering for Part 3, this last part of the course consists of face-to-face training and hands-on experience on the safe administration of BCG at the SMU Skills Centre, using simulated scenarios and manikins to train vaccinators on the intradermal injection technique.