Immunization: You Call The Shots

Immunization:  You Call the Shots-Module Six-Hepatitis A



Babcock, Dale BS, Technical Information Specialist, CDC, NCIRD
Hamborsky, Jennifer MPH, MCHES, Health Education Specialist, CDC, NCIRD
Strikas, Raymond MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC, NCIRD
Weaver, Donna RN, MN, Nurse Educator  CDC, NCIRD


3/18/12 to 5/9/2017


Computer and Internet access

Internet connection and computer

Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, DoD paraprofessionals, pharmacists, health educators & their colleagues who either administer vaccines or set policy for their offices, clinics, communicable disease, or infection control programs. Both private & public healthcare providers, including pediatricians, family practice specialists, residents, medical assistants, and medical and nursing students.

Participants should have a basic educational background in science including general knowledge in the subject areas of biology, immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases. 


This module is the sixth in a series titled Immunization: You Call the Shots and focuses on Hepatitis A vaccine. 
The series has been available since the mid-nineties in various formats. Previously available as a CDrom, it is now presented in web-based format. The series is designed to provide key immunization knowledge in a very basic step-by-step manner.   It presents practice-oriented content about immunization. It does not discuss the denser more complex material regarding epidemiology, disease transmission, etc.
It addresses an important audience for immunization training: the new provider or the medical or nursing student.  It is also an excellent review for a seasoned healthcare provider.  It has often been used by nursing schools to introduce their students to the comprehensive core knowledge about immunization.
Since it presents a simpler version of the core knowledge about immunization it is a needed alternative to the faster-paced denser core course that NCIRD provides,  titled Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases.   It is a multi-session course of 12 to 15 hours.   Evaluation of that course revealed that immunization providers sought a primer or more basic course for newcomers to the immunization field. The You Call The Shots series directly responds to that evaluation feedback.


At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
For Hepatitis A, describe the disease, including the causative agents.
For Hepatitis A, list the groups at highest risk.
For Hepatitis A, identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended.
For Hepatitis A, describe characteristics of the vaccine used to prevent the disease. (Characteristics may include schedule, contraindications and/or adverse reactions.)
Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.
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 Activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity provides 1 contact hours.

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This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 1 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-12-081-H04-P.

Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

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