Health Care Workers in Training for Covid-19 Vaccines

In gearing up for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, the City’s healthcare workers are receiving training on how to handle the task ahead.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Training for Health Workers kick started in mid-January and seeks to capacitate front line health workers who will be responsible for vaccinating and training other health workers with the correct information, skills, knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccination.

“As a City we are happy that our healthcare workers have received this training with open arms and are eager to learn on how to administer the vaccines once they are rolled out in Ekurhuleni,” said Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Health and Social Services Cllr Nomadlozi Nkosi.

The MMC further explained that training is facilitated by the National Department of Health in partnership with the South African Vaccination and Immunization Centre Department of Virology at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.

This short course is primarily for frontline health workers and conducted online through live sessions and self-download methods.  The training will further be cascaded down to other health workers.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Training for Health Workers currently underway covers the following:

  • Storage, delivery and handling of vaccines, including waste management;
  • Standard operating procedure;
  • Adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) monitoring for COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Data collection, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Communication with the community on COVID-19 vaccination.