Immunization Webinar Series 2 (FY21)
Immunization Webinar Series 2
The purpose of this series of five (5) webinars is to update the knowledge base regarding immunization practices and vaccine recommendations based on national guidelines and the latest evidence to guide practice. The target audience is all health care provides including Vaccine for Children (VFC 411) providers, immunization providers, clinic staff, and students wishing to learn more about immunizations. CE credit is available for Nurses, Pharmacists, and Physicians.
The sessions listed below are virtual, live sessions that will be recorded at the time of presentation.
***The recorded version of the webinars will be available for enrollment 3 weeks after the date of the live webinars. Please note: You cannot receive CE credit for both the live and the recorded versions; only one or the other.
Schedule of Live Webinars
Session 1- Thursday August 20, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
VFC 411 Immunization Scheduling- Lana Hudanick RN, BSN Public Health Nurse Consultant
Session 2 - Thursday August 20, 2020 12:30-1:30 pm
VFC 411 THE BASICS-Teri Utter VFC Consultant
Session 3 - Thursday October 1, 2020
Influenza -Speaker to be announced
Session 4 - Thursday January 21, 2021
COVID 19 Vaccine-Speaker to be announced.
Session 5 - Thursday April 15, 2021
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy-Dr Kenneth Haller, MD
Session 1: Thursday August 20, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
VFC 411 Immunization Scheduling
Lana Hudanick, RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse Consultant, Bureau of Immunizations, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, St. Louis
This presentation will This presentation will increase the participant’s knowledge regarding recommended immunizations for children and adolescents. By providing an overview of all recommended immunizations for individuals from birth through 18 years of age as referenced by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The presentation will include why the vaccine is needed, vaccine brands with antigens included, at what age is the vaccine is recommended and spacing guidelines and vaccine errors and Safety and why a provider’s recommendation matters. This presentation is recommended for all health care providers, clinic staff or students wishing to learn more about the immunization schedule.
Session 2: Thursday August 20, 2020 12:30-1:30 pm
VFC 411 THE BASICS
Teri Utter, MEd, VFC Consultant, Bureau of Immunizations, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Jefferson City
VFC the BASICS will provide the viewer with an overview of the VFC program such as who is eligible to receive VFC vaccines and how to screen for eligibility; program requirements for the immunization provider; VFC vaccine ordering and accountability and vaccine storage and handling. Any current VFC providers will receive their required educational contact along with the offered continuing education. This presentation is recommended for VFC providers and/or any healthcare providers interested in learning more about the VFC program.
Session 3: Thursday October 1, 2020 12:00-1:00 pm
SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED
This presentation will increase the participant’s knowledge on the importance of influenza vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation will provide an overview of the recommendations for who should receive an influenza vaccine, what influenza strains are covered in the current vaccine and benefits of receiving flu vaccination. This presentation is recommended for all immunization providers or any healthcare provider or students interested in learning more about influenza vaccination.
Session 4: Thursday January 21, 2021 12:00-1:00 pm
COVID 19 Vaccine
SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED
This presentation will increase the participant’s knowledge regarding the new COVID 19 available vaccines including current recommendations regarding age of vaccination, number of doses, side effects, precautions and contraindications to vaccination, safety and efficacy. This presentation is recommended for all health care providers or students wishing to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Session 5: Thursday April 15, 2021 12:00-1:00 pm
Dr Kenneth Haller, MD, Pediatrician, St. Louis University and SSM Health, St. Louis
This presentation will increase the participant’s knowledge regarding vaccine hesitancy. The presentation will include how to communicate the importance of childhood vaccination with parents and how to deal with vaccine hesitant parents. Presentation will including scripting for providers and scenarios that are beneficial. This presentation is recommended for all health care providers and clinic staff or students wishing to learn about vaccine hesitancy.