Immunization: You Call The Shots



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The content experts for this program are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Iyabode Akinsanya-Beysolow, MD, MPH
Medical Officer

William Atkinson, MD, MPH
Medical Epidemiologist

Jennifer Hamborsky, MPH, MCHES
Health Education Specialist

Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH
Medical Officer

Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN
Nurse Educator

February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015 – February 17, 2017


To view this program the following equipment is needed: A computer equipped with an internet connection and compatible software.


The intended audience for this module is: nurses, nursing students, medical assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy students and other health professionals who provide immunizations. The target audience also includes physicians, health educators, immunization program managers, Department of Defense paraprofessionals, and other healthcare providers working in private offices, hospitals, and public health settings. A basic knowledge of biology and immunization is a prerequisite for this course.

A basic knowledge of biology and immunization is a prerequisite for this course.

This module is a web-based course.

You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary. This first module in the series discusses general recommendations for immunization practice.

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

Define the word “antigen.”
Define the word “antibody.”
Differentiate between active and passive immunity.
Describe the difference between live attenuated vaccines and inactivated vaccines.
Apply the 7 General Rules on immunization.
Obtain, assess and apply patient information to determine the need for immunization.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activty for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-physicians will receive a certificate of participation.

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This activity provides 1.6 contact hours.

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