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Developed by UNICEF and WHO, the Immunization eLearning Initiative provides all immunization staff with access to training in areas deemed vital to the advancement of the Global Vaccine Action Plan and its vision that everyone live a life free from vaccine preventable disease.

The Immunization Staff Orientation course will align your knowledge of immunization programmes with other staff members and prepare you for the Immunization eLearning Initiative courses. It provides a comprehensive overview of the vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) programme and key emerging priorities.

After completing this learning series: You will be able to provide more focused technical assistance to member states.


This course is being offered to all immunization staff and linked to minimum professional development goals. It is not intended to be a specialist course in any given subject area including epidemiology, vaccinology and surveillance, but rather to provide all staff with the global overview of VPD programmes based on the current context and key emerging priorities. 

It is recommended that immunization staff include the Immunization eLearning Initiative courses as part of their professional development plan. Discuss with your supervisor to include this training curriculum as part of your 2016 goals.


This course include six modules with a total duration of 150 minutes, plus a 60-minute technical update.


This course is composed of six modules and a final evaluation:

  • Global Immunization Overview (20 min)
  • Policy Recommendations (15 min)
  • Immunization Programme Planning (30 min)
  • Immunization Supply Chain (35 min)
  • Data Monitoring (40 min)
  • New Vaccines Introduction (10 min + 60 min technical updates)