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Network with Colleagues and Get the Latest Immunization Updates, November 9-10, 2018

This is a 2-day course focuses on new developments and issues related to the use of vaccines. Expert faculty provide the latest information on vaccines, including updated recommendations for vaccinations across the lifespan, and innovative and practical strategies for ensuring timely and appropriate immunization. 

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Pneumococcal Vaccines: Strategies to Increase Adult Immunization Rates, October 30, 2018 12:00PM ET

This webinar, hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), will discuss the importance of pneumococcal vaccines in adults, with a focus on strategies for determining which pneumococcal vaccine to give to whom and when. 

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Since You Asked: Persuading Parents that HPV Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Practice, November 1, 2018 3:00PM ET

This webinar, hosted by the National AHEC Organization, will discuss practical appraoches to persuading parents that HPV vaccine is safe and effective in a busy clinical setting. Speakers will highlight tools to get the whole office team giving not just strong, but effective recommendations. 

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Additional Ongoing Events 

FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape

This activity will explain the frequency and type of birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities seen among children born to mothers with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection.

To access this FREE MMWR / Medscape CE activity visit https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/901873. If you are not a registered user on Medscape, you may register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all continuing education activities and other Medscape features.

FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape

This activity describes the recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older in the United States, based on updated guidance from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 

To access this FREE MMWR / Medscape CE activity visit https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/cme/medscape­_cme.html. If you are not a registered user on Medscape, you may register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all continuing education activities and other Medscape features.

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 complementary “Vaccine Billing and Coding Cards” (while supplies last). 

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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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