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Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Ensuring Immunity in Your Community

July 18, 2011

Program Description:
The NY.NJ Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (NY.NJ PERLC) at the University at Albany is hosting a joint conference with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey entitled, "Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Ensuring Immunity in Your Community", on Monday, July 18, 2011, from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. The conference will provide the most current training and guidelines to public health and school nurse first responders, as well as other health professionals including physicians in pediatric and family practice, health officers, health educators, and other primary care providers.

A variety of speakers will address such issues as:

  • Promoting optimal coverage in all communities
  • Clarifying challenges and solutions to vaccine exemptions in communities
  • Defining legal aspects of vaccine requirements and recommendations
  • Incorporating practitioner public health preparedness core competencies to impact coverage of vaccine preventable disease in communities.

    Objectives:
    At the conclusion of this conference, attendees will be able to:

    1. List at least three public health preparedness core competencies that impact vaccine preventable disease preparedness in communities.
    2. Cite at least one example of an outbreak that has resulted due to a reduction in herd immunity and describe the consequences of opting out of vaccination for preventable diseases.
    3. Describe at least two legal aspects of exemptions and their relevancy in New York and New Jersey.
    4. Identify successful strategies/efforts in communities that have increased levels of preventable disease immunity.
    5. State whats new with the roll-out of the NJIIS training relative to the new rule requiring its use.
    6. State whats new with the roll-out of the NJIIS training relative to the new rule requiring its use and discuss Immunization Program updates.
    7. Identify strategies that have improved immunization-provider use of New York States Immunization Reporting System.

    Flyers:   PDF Format  

    Who Should Attend:
    Public health professionals and responders, physicians in pediatric and family practice and other primary care providers, nurses, health officers, health educators, and school nurses.

    These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 1U90TP000404-01. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

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