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Competency #13: Immunization Issues

This competency addresses immunization issues using an evidence-based approach.

Learning Objectives

The health professional will be able to perform the following:

  • Describe factors which lead to skepticism regarding immunization for both health professionals and the general public.
  • Describe the impact that misperceptions regarding immunizing agents have on immunization programs and on the population.
  • Address misperceptions regarding immunizing agents using an evidence-based approach.
  • Locate evidence-based sources of information on current issues relating to immunization.
  • Use evidence-based scientific knowledge to develop clear, concise key messages regarding true immunization benefits and risks.

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