This unit contains approximately 19 hours and 30 minutes (4 days) of training activities and 1-2 days of practical experience in a health center. 

Community Health Workers are trained to:

  • Explain the importance of vaccinations.
  • Understand the objectives, strategies, and target groups of the Haitian Expanded Program on Immunization.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the various vaccine-preventable illnesses.
  • Educate families, caregivers, and community members about the importance of vaccinations during home visits and community events.
  • Set up and run vaccination posts in their communities.
  • Safely administer vaccinations to infants, children and adults.
  • Administer vitamin A supplements for infants and children aged 0 months to 5 years.
  • Recognize side effects of vaccinations and refer infants, children and adults experiencing serious side effects to the health center.
  • Understand the components of the cold chain for vaccinations.