CE Credit


Welcome to the training on Immunization provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.50 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals to apply the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) immunization schedules and recommendations, counsel parents about immunizations, and employ best practices for vaccine administration, storage and handling, and reporting.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Apply the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine and catch-up immunization schedules for children and adolescents.
  2. Assess effective strategies for counseling parents about the importance of vaccinating their children.
  3. Specify precautions and contraindications that affect administration of vaccines.
  4. Summarize appropriate administration routes and techniques to use when vaccinating children and adolescents.
  5. Employ proper procedures for the safe storage and handling of vaccines.
  6. Employ the features of the Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac2) to improve delivery of immunizations and meet legal reporting requirements.

Please note this module expires on 4/3/2023.

This module was released on 4/3/2020.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

Section 1: Overview of the Benefits of Immunization and the CC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Schedule

Section 2: Immunization Barriers and Solutions

Vaccine Resources

Section 3: Admin
istration Contraindications and Precautions

Section 4: Administration Techniques

Section 5: Vaccine Storage and Handling

The medical definitions provided in this module were adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Free Dictionary, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.