Meeting Archive:
Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants


Meeting Description:
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held each August to highlight the importance of vaccination across the lifespan. During NIAM 2018, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) will host a weekly webinar at 12:00 PM ET on each Tuesday in August. 
Despite high childhood immunization rates in the US, parents may have questions and concerns about vaccines. Join NFID Medical Director, William Schaffner, MD; Jenny Mullen, MPH, Health Communication Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and Nathan E. Boonstra, MD, General Pediatrician, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, for an update on new resources to help healthcare professionals engage with parents.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe key findings of CDC vaccine communication research with parents of children less than two years of age
  • List three steps in effective vaccine conversations with parents
  • Summarize common questions that parents ask about infant vaccines
  • Identify immunization communication resources for healthcare professionals and parents
There is no fee to participate in this activity, but pre-registration is required.
Date: Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
 Presenter Information
Moderator: William Schaffner, MD
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Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Jenny Mullen, MPH
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Health Communication Specialist
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA 

Nathan E. Boonstra, MD
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General Pediatrician
Blank Children's Hospital
Des Moines, IA

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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NFID is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NFID designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)
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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. NACDS designates this enduring material as 1.0 contact hour of ACPE accredited continuing education. Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants (ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-9999-18-018-L04-P. Initial Release Date: 08/14/2018). Pharmacists seeking to claim CPE credit for this webinar should visit following the live webinar. Please contact with any CPE questions.