Advanced Topics

Advanced Topics (AT) trainings focus on current public health issues and response strategies. They are designed for VTA+ core training alumni and are short in length. New AT trainings are offered every month.

August 2022

Talking to Parents and Care Givers about COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids


How to Register

Registration closes at 10 AM on August 24


Talking to Parents and Care Givers about COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids

Thursday, August 25th

12 PM to 2 PM

Training Description

CDC now recommends COVID-19 vaccines for all children 6 months and older. But many parents are reluctant to get their children vaccinated.

The goal of this training is to prepare local health department staff to effectively communicate information about the safety, benefits, and availability of COVID-19 vaccines for children to parents and caregivers.

In this training, you will learn:

  • The basics of the COVID-19 vaccine for children
  • How to respond to frequently asked questions regarding the vaccine in children
  • How to apply elements of health coaching techniques when conducting vaccine outreach for children

Training Agenda


Local health department staff involved in COVID-19 vaccine outreach who have previously taken the VTA+ Vaccine Communications VTA+ training. This advanced topic training will build on the knowledge and skills developed during the core training.


This training is currently offered in English.

Contact: [email protected]


Accessibility Accommodations: Our goal is to create trainings that are accessible to everyone. Please email us about accessibility barriers or to request accommodations: [email protected]. Please send your accommodation request at least one week before your training date. We'll do our best to support any accommodation requests regardless of timing.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Please check back for more information in late August.

Cancellation Policy: Please notify program team 48 hours before training date if you would like to cancel or reschedule.

Refund Policy: Classes are free of charge and no refund will be provided.

Upcoming Advanced Topics Trainings

More information coming soon on these and future Advanced Topics trainings. 

  • September 29: Health Education and Resource Coordination to Support People Living with Long COVID

Previous Advanced Topics Trainings

  • July 28: Case Studies in Outbreak Management: K to 12 Schools