COVID -19 Vaccines 101


COVID-19 Vaccine 101

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Community Health Workers

Statement of Need

This training identifies how CHWs can serve as a link to educate people about Covid-19 vaccines and facilitate community recovery. This includes vaccine clinical trials/research studies, treatments and vaccines. CHWs learn about providing health literate information within the cultural practices of their community. This helps people make informed decisions. CHWs help by reducing barriers and increasing health knowledge thus, building community capacity to improve Covid-19 outcomes. 

Learning objectives 
  • Stay current on health issues affecting clients and know where to find answers to difficult questions. 
  • Understand basic principles of verbal and non-verbal communication.  
  • Listen actively, communicate with empathy and gather information in a respectful manner.  
  • Give information to clients and groups in a clear and concise way. 

Accreditation Statement

This activity is State Certified for 2.0 credits for community health workers.

CHW Competencies covered 
  • Knowledge Base - 1.0 hour
  • Communication - 1.0 hour


Twagner Lhs Web  Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC
  Assistant Professor, Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences
  University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, School of Health Professions
  Clinical Executive for Health Literacy, SaferCare Texas
  Fellow and Project Director, Texas Center for Health Disparities

jason rosenfeld
  Jason Rosenfeld, DrPH, MPH

  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Director for Global Health
  UT Health San Antonio

  Denise Hernandez, PhD, MPH, CHWI

  Executive Director, DFW-CHW Association



All information contained within this activity is intended for educational purposes only. Physicians and other health care professionals are encouraged to consult other sources and confirm the information contained in this site. No single reference or service can take the place of medical training, education and experience. This web site does not define a standard of care, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. This information should not substitute for a visit or consultation with a health care provider.

Technical Requirements

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Release Date: June 2, 2021
Expiration Date: June 2, 2023

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