National Immunization Awareness Month, 2018

Learn the latest recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

NACDS joined in partnership with the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases (NFID) to provide continuing pharmacy education (CPE) for an NFID series of webinars in August, 2018. 

8/7: Measles Outbreaks: Lessons Learned
8/14: Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants
8/21: Increasing Adolescent Vaccination Rates
8/28: Preventing Hepatitis B Infections in US Adults

Target Audience: These activities provide pharmacists, among other healthcare providers, with knowledge surrounding the latest recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Recordings of these webinars are available below and are eligible for CPE. 

No activity fee: CE processing is free for these activities. 

Measles Outbreaks: Lessons Learned 

Measles is a highly contagious rash illness that can cause serious disease and complications. Because of successful vaccination programs, measles is now uncommon in the US, but outbreaks from import-associated cases can occur. Join us for an update on measles epidemiology and lessons learned from a recent measles outbreak in the US.

Faculty:

William Schaffner, MD
Liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) 

Patricia A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, CIC
Vice President, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Senior Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Children's Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and outcomes of measles infection
  • Interpret current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the use of measles vaccines
  • Describe how declining vaccination rates, influenced by anti-vaccine information, sparked a measles outbreak in Minnesota in 2017
  • Identify creative collaborations and communication methods to address vaccine confidence 

Claiming Credit:

Please select Measles Outbreaks: Lessons Learned, (below) and click ENROLL NOW. Enter the attendance code provided on the webinar, pass the related assessment with a score of at least 80% or higher and complete the evaluation. One contact hour, or 0.1 CEUs of Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit will be awarded for the August 7 webinar. This is a knowledge-based activity and is primarily constructed to instill, expand or enhance knowledge through the systematic achievement of specified knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance behaviors.

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Measles Outbreaks: Lessons Learned - Online

Join us for one contact hour of ACPE accredited online education. Webinar originally recorded August 7, 2018.

Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants

Despite high childhood immunization rates in the US, parents may have questions and concerns about vaccines. Join us for an update on new resources to help healthcare professionals engage with vaccine-hesitant parents.

Faculty:

William Schaffner, MD
Liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) 

Jenny Mullen, MPH 
Health Communication Specialist 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Nathan E. Boonstra, MD 
General Pediatrician
Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe key findings of CDC vaccine communication research with parents of children less than two years of age
  • List three steps in effective vaccine conversations with parents
  • Summarize common questions that parents ask about infant vaccines
  • Identify immunization communication resources for healthcare professionals and parents

Claiming Credit:

Please select Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants, (below) and click ENROLL NOW. Enter the attendance code provided on the webinar, pass the related assessment with a score of at least 80% or higher and complete the evaluation. One contact hour, or 0.1 CEUs of Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit will be awarded for the August 14 webinar. This is a knowledge-based activity and is primarily constructed to instill, expand or enhance knowledge through the systematic achievement of specified knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance behaviors.

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Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants - Online

Join us for one contact hour ACPE accredited online education. Webinar originally recorded August 14, 2018.

Increasing Adolescent Vaccination Rates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) started measuring immunization rates among teens ages 13-17 years in 2006 using the National Immunization Survey-Teen. Since this time, immunization rates among teens have increased steadily. While these improvements are encouraging, there are gaps in coverage, especially with HPV vaccination. Join us for an update on adolescent vaccination recommendations and strategies for increasing vaccination rates in this population. 

Faculty:

William Schaffner, MD
Liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) 

Amy B. Middleman, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics & Chief, Section of Adolescent Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for US adolescent vaccination recommendations
  • Identify gaps in current US adolescent vaccine coverage rates
  • Describe the risks associated with missing recommended adolescent vaccines
  • Discuss ways to integrate the 16-year-old platform into practice in order to increase adolescent vaccine uptake

Claiming Credit:

Please select Increasing Adolescent Vaccination Rates, (below) and click ENROLL NOW. Enter the attendance code provided on the webinar, pass the related assessment with a score of at least 80% or higher and complete the evaluation. One contact hour, or 0.1 CEUs of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit will be awarded for the August 21 webinar. This is a knowledge-based activity and is primarily constructed to instill, expand or enhance knowledge through the systematic achievement of specified knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance behaviors.

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Increasing Adolescent Vaccination Rates - Online

Join us for one contact hour of ACPE accredited online education. Webinar originally recorded August 21, 2018.

Preventing Hepatitis B Infections in US Adults

Only 25 percent of US adults in high-risk groups for hepatitis B (HBV) infection, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), get vaccinated as recommended. HBV vaccination helps prevent new infection and interrupts further transmission of the virus.

Faculty:

William Schaffner, MD
Liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) 

Aaron M. Harris, MD, MPH
Clinical Interventions Team Lead (Acting), Division of Viral Hepatitis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Deputy Chief of Staff, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN

Amra A. Resic, MD
Family Medicine Physician
BayCare Medical Group, Palm Harbor, FL

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology of acute and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the US
  • Describe the long-term outcomes of chronic HBV infection
  • Summarize CDC immunization recommendations for adult populations at risk for HBV infection
  • Assess interventions to increase adult HBV vaccination rates for implementation in practice

Claiming Credit:

Following the webinar on August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm ET, please select Preventing Hepatitis B Infections in US Adults, (below) and click ENROLL NOW. Enter the attendance code provided on the webinar, pass the related assessment with a score of at least 80% or higher and complete the evaluation. One contact hour, or 0.1 CEUs of Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit will be awarded for the August 28 webinar. This is a knowledge-based activity and is primarily constructed to instill, expand or enhance knowledge through the systematic achievement of specified knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance behaviors.

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Non-Member Free

Preventing Hepatitis B Infections in US Adults - Online

Join us for one contact hour of ACPE accredited online education. Webinar originally recorded August 28, 2018.

                      


The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. NACDS designates each of the following knowledge-based activities as eligible for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit (0.1 CEUs) following successful completion of the post-test and evaluation. 

Measles Outbreaks: Lessons Learned - Online (ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-9999-18-020-H06-P. Initial Release Date: 08/19/2018)

Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants  - Online (ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-9999-18-021-H06-P. Initial Release Date: 08/21/2018)

Increasing Adolescent Vaccination Rates  - Online (ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-9999-18-022-H06-P. Initial Release Date: 08/22/2018)

Preventing Hepatitis B Infections in US Adults - Online (ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-9999-18-024-H06-P. Initial Release Date: 08/29/2018)