Vaccine Communications

Audience/Who Should Register:  Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ) and state employees who will be working in the area of COVID-19 vaccine outreach and communication.

Length of Course: 3 hours of online self-study and 4 hours (one half day) of live webinars and skill development activities. The online self-study must be completed before coming to the live training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide accurate and non-judgmental answers to frequently asked questions about the safety, benefits, and availability of COVID-19 vaccines.   
  • Describe barriers to vaccination and facilitators of vaccination, especially among communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Apply principles of health coaching, motivational interviewing, and cultural humility to support people with their decision-making around if, when, and how to get vaccinated. 

Language Offerings: The course is currently offered in English. There will also be Spanish trainings offered in late Spring of 2022.

Accessibility Information: Please contact [email protected] to request accommodations. Please submit your accommodation request at least one week before your training date.

Course Contact Email: [email protected]

Records of Completion: Learners must complete and pass the knowledge assessment with a minimum score of 70% to receive a record of completion.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs): UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action is an approved provider of continuing education by the California State Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 17635. This training is approved for up to 10 continuing education hours. Board requirements prevent us from offering CE credit to learners who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the training, or leave the training early. Therefore, partial credit will not be awarded.

For any questions regarding CEUs please contact [email protected]

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 2022 Training & Registration Dates:

  • January 25, 9am-1pm PDT |Registration will close January 13, 5pm PDT
  • February 9, 9am-1pm PDT | Registration will close January 31, 5pm PDT
  • February 23, 9am-1pm PDT  | Registration will close February 11, 5pm PDT

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If you have questions about this new course, please email [email protected]


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