24th Annual Pennsylvania Immunization Conference

24th Annual Pennsylvania Immunization Conference

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018
Harrisburg Hilton Hotel 1 N. Second St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 (Use 200 Market St. as the GPS-friendly address)

Register: https://ce.med.psu.edu/pennsylvania-immunization-conference/

Purpose Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Penn State College of Medicine sponsor a conference to bring immunization partners together to share information, discuss current issues and recommend strategies to improve immunization rates in Pennsylvania.
Conference Objectives
  • Use current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) immunization recommendations in local clinics and practices to maximize protection against vaccine preventable diseases throughout Pennsylvania.
  • Describe the physiologic and psychosocial life altering changes among persons who have been diagnosed with polio.
  • Review methods on how to promote immunization in communities when encountering vaccine hesitancy.
  • Summarize Pennsylvania’s data related to mumps incidence, morbidity, mortality and the effectiveness of prevention strategies.
  • Discuss the responsibility to protect patients against vaccine-preventable diseases by ensuring health care providers have up-to-date immunizations in practice.
  • Use evidence-based strategies to prepare practice settings vaccine-preventable disease.
  • Describe the physiologic and psychosocial life altering changes among persons who have been diagnosed with vaccine-preventable diseases (i.e., haemophilus influenzae type B, pertussis, hepatitis B and influenza).
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