Upcoming Events   

 

Zika Refresher Webinar, Thursday, June 14 (12-1pm ET, 9-10am PT)

This webcast, conducted by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, will explain how Zika virus is contracted, prevention methods, who should be assessed for Zika virus exposure, current testing recommendations, and what follow-up is recommended for the infants of women with possible Zika virus exposure during pregnancy. 

Register here!

Immunizations among American Indian/Alaska Native people: Challenges and Success webinar, Wednesday, June 13 (2-3pm ET, 11am-12pm PT)

HealthInsight New Mexico, Indian Health Service (IHS), New Mexico Immunization Coalition, and New Mexico Department of Health are hosting a webinar to provide information on immunization coverage for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people receiving care at IHS and tribal facilities in New Mexico. This webinar will also describe the challenges IHS health care professionals face with immunizing AI/AN people and will share best practices to overcome AI/AN immunization obstacles.

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You are the Key: Best Practices for HPV Cancer Prevention, Tuesday, June 12 (2-3pm ET, 11am-12pm PT)

This free CME/CE webinar, hosted by the National AHEC Organization, will provide up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, the HPV vaccine, ACIP recommendations, and ways to successfully communicate with patients and their parents about HPV vaccination. 

Register here!

Adult Immunization Update 2018, June 6 (8:30am-12pm PT)

This event, hosted by the Alameda County Public Health Department Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, is free for practicing Physicians, PAs, NPs, and Nurses. CEUs offered and potentially CMEs too. Refreshments will be provided. The following topics will be covered: updates and changes to the Adult ACIP Recommendations and successful strategies and best practices to deliver immunizations to Adults.

Please view the flyer on their website, or you can register directly by clicking https://goo.gl/tokfjB

New 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.

2018 Webinar Series for Pink Book, most Wednesdays (12-1pm ET, 9-10am PT) starting June 6 through September 26

This online series of 15 webinars provides an overview of vaccination principles, general recommendations, immunization strategies, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Each webinar will explore a chapter from the 13th edition of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (the Pink Book). The schedule for live webcasts and additional information will be available soon on the Pink Book webinar web page. Continuing Education (CE) will be available for each event.

Click here to Register!

 

 

Ongoing Events 

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). 

CLICK HERE! 

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! 

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 5/11/18

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