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CE Instructions for
WD4272: How Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a Culture of Immunization in the Practice
(Credit expires 12/4/2021)
To receive continuing education (CE)
In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WD4272 How Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a Culture of Immunization in the Practice, please visit TCEO at  and follow the 9 Simple Steps by 12/4/2021. 
If you have any questions or problems, contact CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online at 1-800-41TRAIN or email You may also contact the CE Coordinator at NCIRD, Melissa Barnett at

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Research shows that healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of information for parents when it comes to vaccines for their child. Nurses and medical assistants have a key role to play in improving vaccine acceptance and fostering a culture of immunization in the practice as they are in contact with parents throughout the office visit. This CE activity features practical strategies to improve vaccination rates in the practice, including how to deliver clear and concise vaccine recommendations and address parents’ frequently asked questions. By highlighting key points before, during, and after a patient’s visit to support vaccine conversations, this presentation will reinforce best practices for improving vaccination rates. Find out how to develop a culture of immunization in your practice.

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

Virginia Chambers, CMA (AAMA), BS, MHA, Department Faculty Chair and Program Director, Medical Assisting Program at Portland Community College
Andrea Polkinghorn, BSN, RN-BC Enterprise Immunization Strategy Leader, Sanford Health


ORIGINATION DATE: 12/4/2019                                                                                                           


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TARGET AUDIENCE: Administrators, CHES certified health educators, physicians, LPNs, LVNs, medical assistants, medical students, NPs, nurse technicians, other health educators, pharmacists, PAs, program managers, RNs

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

FORMAT: This course is Enduring material.


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 0.75 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 0.5 contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 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 0.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. 

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.


CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.