Upcoming Events 

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)! Visit CDC, National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), and ACOG's website to see how to join ACOG in promoting NIAM and raise awareness on the importance of on-time vaccination. 


Peer to Peer: Proven Practices for Increasing Vaccination Rates in Adults and Pregnant Women - August 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM (ET) (9:30 AM PT)

This webinar, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will provide expert insight on the importance of vaccinating adults and pregnant women and provide tips on making more effective recommendations.  



HPV Quality Improvement: Small-Scale Efforts for Practice Transformation - August 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM (ET) (12:00 PM PT)

This webinar, hosted by the National AHEC Organization, will define specific goals for adolescent vaccination rates based upon accurate data mining and reporting within your organization, utilize implementation science concepts to select specific, relevant strategies to apply to your organization in a deliberate, sustainable intervention, and improve your addressing of adolescent vaccines with patients and parents utilizing processes, tools, and scripting. 



Getting Parents to Yes! Vaccine Conversations That Work for Providers & Parents - August 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM (ET) (9:00 AM PT)

This webinar is intended for healthcare professionals who vaccinate children and adolescents. Two pediatricians (Dr. Nathan Boonstra and Dr. Sharon Humiston) and a family physician (Dr. Margot Savoy) will share their strategies for making effective vaccine recommendations to parents, answering common parent questions, addressing concerns, building trust, and working with parents who decide not to vaccinate. 



Beyond the Basics: The Impact of Zika Virus on Vision and Hearing - September 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM (ET) (10:00 AM PT)

This webinar, hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), participants will learn more about the vision and hearing findings seen in infants with CZVS, new research in this area, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for evaluation and treatment, and about long term care strategies. A critical issue that will be highlighted includes recommended screening and follow-up for asymptomatic infants



The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Protecting Older Adults against Influenza - September 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM (ET) (9:00 AM PT)

This webinar, hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), will focus on the critical role healthcare professionals play in protecting adults age 65 years and older against influenza, the annual burden of influenza on older adults, and safe and effective influenza vaccines specifically developed to protect the 65+ population. 



Attention D.C. Locals! Join the Nationals in Support of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases - Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:05 PM (ET)

Tickets are available for purchase online only at groupmatics.events/flu. $5 of every ticket sale is donated to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.


Raise Your Rates! Free 1 Credit CME to Master Your HPV Vaccine Recommendation

What are the nation’s experts saying to their patients about HPV vaccination? Three providers—a pediatrician, an OB-GYN, and a head and neck surgeon—outline the importance of vaccinating 11- and 12-year-olds against HPV cancers in a newly released e-learning module. 

“Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage” is a 40-minute e-learning module for pediatric and primary care provider teams, created by members of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. This module provides information, guidance, and tools for quality improvement efforts to increase HPV vaccination by improving providers’ ability to:

  • Describe the importance of the HPV vaccine
  • Implement the “same way, same day” approach to HPV vaccination for 11- and 12-year-olds
  • Answer parents’ questions accurately and succinctly
  • Introduce new practice tools to support HPV vaccination in the pediatric health care setting 

RNs/NPs, physicians, physician’s assistants, and pharmacists can earn a free hour/credit by viewing the CME module here. Non-credit seeking audiences can view the video here.  You can also access the Partner Promotion Package which includes social media messages, a flyer, a powerpoint slide, and an infocard at: http://bit.ly/HPV_CMEPromoPack. Thanks for helping disseminate this broadly within your networks!


2017 Pink Book Webinar Series 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are hosting a series of 15 webinars on the 2017 Pink Book. These webinars will provide an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable disease and the vaccines that prevent them. Each one-hour webinar explores a chapter from the 13th edition of "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases," also known as "The Pink Book.



Vaccine Administration e-Learn

CDC has released a new Vaccine Administration e-Learn and it is available on the Continuing Education web page. The e-Learn is a free, interactive, online educational program that serves as a useful introductory course or a great refresher on vaccine administration. This self-paced e-Learn provides comprehensive training, using videos, job aids, and other resources to accommodate a variety of learning styles, and offers a certificate of completion and/or Continuing Education (CE) for those that complete the training.


General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization

The General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization publication updates and replaces the General Recommendations on Immunization: Recommendations of ACIP published in 2011. It is organized into the following 10 sections: 1) Timing and Spacing of Immunobiologics; 2) Contraindications and Precautions; 3) Preventing and Managing Adverse Reactions; 4) Vaccine Administration; 5) Storage and Handling of Immunobiologics; 6) Altered Immunocompetence; 7) Special Situations; 8) Vaccination Records; 9) Vaccination Programs; and 10) Vaccine Information Sources.

Providers can read the document and then visit CDC's online learning system to register for and obtain continuing education. 



Updated 8/18/17 

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