Immunization: You Call The Shots

Immunization:  You Call the Shots-Module Four-Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)


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






Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician’s Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)

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 fourth in a series titled Immunization: You Call the Shots and focuses on haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and its related vaccines. 
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 Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), describe this disease, including the causative agent.
For Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), list the groups at highest risk.
For Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended.
For Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), describe characteristics of the vaccine used to prevent this disease. (Characteristics may include schedule, contraindications and/or adverse reactions.)
Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.
Implement disease detection and prevention health care services (e.g., smoking cessation, weight reduction, diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, immunization services) to prevent health problems and maintain health.

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Register for this specific course, by entering the Course NumberWB2574 into the keyword search. 
Select the type of continuing education you wish to receive (Available continuing education types include CME, CNE, CHEC, CEU, CPE, or AUDIT if you prefer a certificate of attendance) and click Submit to complete your registration.
Complete the evaluation online.
Print your continuing education certificate.
At the time you complete the online evaluation, you will be required to provide a verification code. Watch for this verification code which is provided during the module.  You must complete this process by 7/1/2017, when the continuing education expires.
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CME:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1 contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer .1  CEU CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 1 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-15-132-H04-P.

Category: This activity has been designated as knowledge-based.
For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC.  Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits.  For assistance please contact NBPHE at

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Content  will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of the discussion of Hib vaccines in a manner recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, but not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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