Learning Exercise

Influenza Vaccine Immunization Training

The learning exercise provides an interactive training module for student nurses and licensed personnel that is useful for participation at influenza vaccination, including clinics in community settings. IVIT covers the basics of the types and characteristics of influenza vaccinations, safety in administration, contraindications, and patient education by using the web based CDC course:  You Call the Shots – Module Five – Influenza.


Per the website: You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series... see more


  1. Complete the CDC Course:  Immunization: You Call the Shots – Module Five – Influenza
  2. After completing the online course, go to Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) https://tceols.cdc.gov/  ;create an account if you do not have one. 
    • Browse and select the course: Immunization: You Call the Shots - Module Five - Influenza on the TCEO site;
    • Follow the 9 steps to earn a CE on TCEO by filling out the evaluation and achieving > 80% on the post test for the course;
    • Download the CE Certification and submit to course instructor.
  3. Practice skill and technique of intramuscular and intranasal administration in academic setting lab or clinical education.


Knowledge and skill related to immunization


Types and uses of influenza vaccine, Indications, Contraindications, Storage and Handling of Vaccine, Administration of influenza vaccines, Adverse Effects, Resources

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe protocols in the setup and handling of vaccine during community-based influenza immunization.
  2. Summarize the characteristics of influenza vaccine, including scheduling, contraindications, and potential adverse effects.
  3. Apply understanding of the principles of safe administration with both intramuscular and intranasal vaccine immunization.
  4. Identify components of patient education.


Submit the CE Certificate of completion for You Call the Shots – Module Five - Influenza to course instructor for credit.