Upcoming Events 

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Measles-Maintaining Disease Elimination and Enhancing Vaccine Confidence 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 1:00pm (ET) 

Stream Live Here!    

This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will focus on measles in the United States and the response to and lessons learned from the outbreaks in New York in 2018-2019. Presenters from New York City and New York State will share details about their outbreaks and response efforts. Presenters from CDC will discuss the national picture of measles in the United States and the agency’s strategy for strengthening vaccine confidence and increasing coverage of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Presenters:

CDR Manisha Patel, MD, MS
Medical Officer, Domestic Measles Team Lead
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
“Measles in the United States”

Howard Zucker, MD, JD
New York State Public Health Commissioner
“The 2018-2019 Measles Epidemic in New York: Successes and Challenges”

Oxiris Barbot, MD
New York City Public Health Commissioner
“The New York City Experience: Measles Outbreak Management”

Amanda Cohn, MD
Chief Medical Officer
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
“Strengthening Confidence in Vaccines”

To attend:
A live webcast will be available on the CDC website. Open captions are provided. The link will be live five minutes before the presentation. Sessions are posted 3-4 days after each presentation to CDC's On Demand page.

Shared Clinical Decision-Making For Immunization Recommendations Webinar

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (ET)

Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for a discussion on implementing shared clinical decision-making for immunization recommendations. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to describe the rationale for shared clinical decision-making for recommendations and discuss a framework for implementation of shared clinical decision-making including practical considerations such as risk and patient/provider setting. 

Presenter: 

  • Grace M. Lee, MD, MPH, ACIP Pneumococcal Vaccines Work Group Chair and Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University 

 Moderator: 

  • William Schaffner, MD, NFID Medical Director and liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Register here!

 

 

Additional Ongoing Events 

Women in Government (WIG) Podcast: Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate!

Listen Now!

WIG, a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators, has released a new podcast titled Don’t Hesitate, Vaccinate! In this episode of the WIG Podcast, the panel discusses vaccine confidence and delivers the important message of, Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate!

MotherToBaby Podcast is now available! 

Are vaccines ok during breastfeeding? Which vaccines should you get while breastfeeding?

Sonja Rasmussen, MD, a world-renowned clinical geneticist and pediatrician, and Kerri Bertrand, MPH of MotherToBaby California and Mommy's Milk research project, join host Chris Stallman, CGC from MotherToBaby's Annual Meeting in San Diego to answer the public's questions in part two of the vaccines series this month. 

Subscribe to the MotherToBaby Podcast today (available on iTunes, Spotify, and podcatchers everywhere)!

Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is offering a FREE email course on the basics of IIS

The Welcome to IIS Email Course delivers a broad foundation of knowledge on immunization information systems (IIS) in an easy, accessible format: one email a day delivered to your inbox for 18 weekdays. Each email takes five to ten minutes to read and contains a brief lesson, resources for further study, and interactive activities so you can apply what you've learned to your system and jurisdiction. Over the course of the training, you'll learn what IIS are, how they work and how they're staffed and supported.

Click here to sign up!

FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape

Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing education (CE) for selected journal articles, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn Medscape CE credit. In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. If you are not a registered user on Medscape, please register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all continuing education activities and other Medscape features.

Visit the CDC website for a list of FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape. 

Podcast: Get Your Flu Shot 

Voices for Vaccines (VFV) released a new podcast in its Vax Talk podcast series: Get Your Flu Shot to discuss questions related to this year's flu season. 

Visit the VFV website podcast page

Recommendations on the Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines

CDC's MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity with updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines: Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, 2017-18 Influenza Season.

Webcast: Benefits of the Influenza Vaccine for Adults 65 and Older 

This webcast, conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians, will provide family physicians updated information on influenza vaccines and prepare them to boost immunization rates within their practice. At the conclusion of the webcast, participants should be able to:

  • Review primary updates to the current influenza guidance and recommendations.
  • Establish consistent team-based messaging about the vaccine.
  • Better understand how to bill and code for vaccinations.
  • Identify and address knowledge gaps in vaccine choices for all age groups.
  • Dispel existing myths and misconceptions surrounding the influenza vaccine.

After the participants views all three of the web clips, they will receive complimentary “Vaccine Billing and Coding Cards” (while supplies last). 

CLICK HERE! 

You Call the Shots

CDC developed an interactive web-based immunization training course, You Call the ShotsIt consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary

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.  

  

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