Healthmap Vaccine Finder

Healthmap Vaccine Finder, which is sponsored by federal HHS and flu.gov.

http://flushot.healthmap.org/

The site will help you find locations that sell flu vaccine in your area.

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Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 2011 Ten-Module Series

This comprehensive immunization course provides the most current information in the constantly changing field of immunization. It is updated annually to provide the latest recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Each of the ten modules is 60 to 90 minutes in length and includes case studies and a discussion of frequently-asked questions. The anticipated release date is May 1, 2011. more information and updates please visit the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Education and Training web page.
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CDC Expert Commentary

CDC Expert Commentary

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Medscape have joined forces to deliver a series of commentaries designed to deliver CDC’s authoritative guidance directly to Medscape’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Experts from CDC offer video commentaries on the current topics important to practicing clinicians. NCIRD has contributed to available commentaries on pertussis, meningococcal disease, influenza, pneumococcal disease, group B strep, and appropriate antibiotic use.

Additionally, a commentary on Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals on the use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Diagnosing Pertussis was recently released.

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Education and Training for Health Professionals

An overview of immunization training courses and educational courses created by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) is available on the CDC Vaccines and Immunization website.

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New Adolescent Immunization Scheduler App

A great intersection between virtual technology and immunization advocacy!

The new Adolescent Immunization Scheduler for Children Age 7 through18 Years is a downloadable application that can instantly provide an immunization profile for children and teens. The tool, which includes all nuances of the 2011 recommendations, was released today, March 8, 2011. It is now one of three scheduler tools designed to help health care professionals quickly identify vaccine doses and timing based on current recommendations. All three tools were developed close collaboration with the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Click here to Download the Adolescent Immunization Scheduler.

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