Upcoming Events 

 

Measles in Rockland County, NY – The Local Health Department’s Outbreak Response

Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)

Join NACCHO and the County of Rockland Commissioner of Health, Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, to learn about Rockland County Health Department’s measles outbreak response.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Characterize the impact of the measles outbreak on the Rockland County community
• Explain strategies employed by the local health department to contain the measles outbreak
• Describe legislative and policy challenges and newly implemented changes
• Summarize lessons learned from the collaborative outbreak investigation process

 Register Here!

Vaccine Education Center: Current Issues in Vaccines Webinar Series

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, together with the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, will present a one-hour webinar.

Presenter:

Paul Offit, MD
Director, Vaccine Education Center
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics and Maurice Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The topics for this webinar will be:

  • Tdap vaccine: Updates on safety
  • Influenza vaccine: Latest surveillance and effectiveness data
  • Dengue vaccine: Where things stand

Free continuing education credits (CME, CEU, and CPE) will be available for both the live and archived events. 

Click here to register!

Current Issues in Immunization Webinar (CIIW) 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) is hosting a live, 1-hour presentation designed to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date information on immunization. NCIRD’s Immunization Services Division (ISD) will host the third Current Issues in Immunization webinar. Dr. Lauri Markowitz, MD, MPH, will give an update on HPV vaccination recommendations. A question and an answer chat box will be available for questions. 

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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