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Immunization Provider Education Series

This webinar series brings subject matter experts to discuss timely topics during the lunch hour every other month. Each webinar will feature a different guest speaker and will focus on one topic area. These webinars are free and offer attendees the opportunity to hear best practices, up-to-date information, and more. At the conclusion of the presentation attendees also have the opportunity to ask the experts questions. Participation with this series is encouraged for all those involved in immunization services.
 

2020 Webinar Series

Calendar List:

February 5th
July 1st
Sept 23rd

General Session Information:

Session #3 Influenza Vaccine Update 2020-2021

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 12-1pm

Presentation by Susan Reeser, RN, BSN, Montana Immunization Program Nurse Consultant.

This presentation will review the ACIP 2020-2021 influenza vaccine recommendations including: groups recommended for vaccination, timing of vaccination, U.S. licensed influenza vaccines, vaccines appropriate for age and health status, contraindications and precautions, and storage and handling.  Additional information on safe administration with respect to COVID-9 and how to make a strong influenza vaccine recommendation will be discussed.  The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session.

To join on September 23rd, use the login information below:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/983160333

The nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association an accredited as an approver with distinction by of  the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Session #2 2020 Adult Immunization Schedule: Updates and Standards

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 12-1pm

Presentation by Tara C. Jatlaoui, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, Adult Immunization Lead, Immunization Services Division (ISD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Jatlaoui will discuss vaccination guidance for adults during COVID-19, review the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice, review updates to the adult immunization schedule, and host a question and answer session.

For a copy of the slides, please contact hhsiz@mt.gov.


Session #1 Meningococcal Disease: Vaccines and Epidemiology

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 12-1pm

Presentation by Lucy McNamara, PhD, MS, Epidemiologist, Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Leslie Maier, President, National Meningitis Association; and Patti Wukovits, RN, BSN, Director, Kimberly Coffey Foundation and Alicia Stillman, Emily Stillman Foundation, both with the Meningitis B Action Project.

Dr. McNamara will present on the clinical presentations of invasive infection with Neisseria meningitidis, the pathogen responsible for disease, transmission, and risk factors. She will also cover current meningococcal epidemiology in the United States, meningococcal vaccines licensed for use in the United States, and ACIP recommendations for vaccine use.

Leslie Maier will share her story and resources available from the National Meningitis Association, including a social media campaign for parents and teens, as well as health care providers, with the focus on getting the second dose of MenACWY.

Patti Wukovits and Alicia Stillman, who each lost their young daughters to Meningitis B, will share their stories and details on how their latest awareness initiative, the Meningitis B Action Project, can support your own patient education efforts.

For a copy of the slides, please contact hhsiz@mt.gov.

 

#1 Vaccine Hesitancy and Your Patients

Vaccine Hesitancy and Your Patients

Presentation by Jay Rosenbloom, MD, PhD, Boost Oregon

Jay Rosenbloom, MD, PhD, from Boost Oregon, a pediatrician for over 20 years, will share his approach with vaccine-hesitancy. He will discuss how his approach changed over time from ineffective to very effective; provide a summary of scientific literature as to where parents get their vaccination information and what changes their minds; provide context as to why parents are vaccine-hesitant; discuss parents’ perceptions of risk; and host a question and answer session.

For a copy of the slides, please contact hhsiz@mt.gov.

 

#2 2019 Childhood Catch-Up Immunization Schedule

2019 Childhood Catch-Up Immunization Schedule

Presentation by Tina S. Objio, BSN, MSN, RN, CDC/NCIRD, Nurse Educator

Ms. Objo from CDC will review the Childhood Catch-up schedule.  She will provide an overview of how the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations are created; discuss background information on Childhood Immunizations Schedule; share tools and resources that providers may use to assist when evaluating children that are "behind" on immunizations; present case studies for discussion; and hold a question and answer session.

For a list of resources, please contact hhsiz@mt.gov.

 

 

#3 Pneumococcal Disease and Vaccines for Adults

Pneumococcal Disease and Vaccines for Adults

Presentation by Almea Matanock, MD, MS, Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD), CDC/NCIRD

Dr. Matanock from CDC will discuss pneumococcal disease manifestations; discuss the pneumococcal vaccines currently available in the U.S.; review the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for pneumococcal vaccine use among adults; share tools and resources for providers; discuss pneumococcal disease trends in the U.S.; present case studies for discussion; and host a question and answer session.

For a copy of the slides, please contact hhsiz@mt.gov.

 

#4 Influenza Vaccine Update 2019-2020

Influenza Vaccine Update 2019-2020

Presentation by Susan Reeser, RN, BSN with the Montana Immunization Program

Susan Reeser, RN, BSN will discuss ACIP influenza vaccine recommendations for the 2019-2020 influenza season, available vaccine products, clinic resources, and host a question and answer session.

For a copy of the slides, please contact hhsiz@mt.gov.