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IAFP Immunization Week (like shark week but better, and without sharks)

March 27 - 30, 2017.  Join the IAFP everyday at lunchtime for an update on immunizations! Register to attend the webinars below!

Immunizations for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Provider: What You Need to Know
Monday, March 27, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Presented by: TBD

Learning Objectives:
1.Describe VFC program requirements (enrollment, eligibility, compliance, records management). 
2. Explain VFC vaccine management practices (ordering, storage, transfer, return, receipt). 
3. Describe VFC vaccine administration protocol (VIS statements, VAERS reporting). 
4. State the purpose of VFC-related site visits performed by state/local immunization programs. 
5. Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.

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Adolescent Immunizations: What We Have Learned and Where We Need to Go
Tuesday, March 28, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Presented by: Anton Grasch, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, UnityPoint Health Methodist Family Medicine, Peoria, IL 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Describe the barriers to vaccinating adolescents in the current health care system 
2. Review vaccine-preventable diseases which impact adolescents 
3. Describe strategies to improve adolescent vaccination

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Addressing and Overcoming Barriers to Vaccine Hesitancy: Positive Messaging for Patients
Wednesday, March 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm **SPECIAL earlier time!**

Presented by: Anton Grasch, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, UnityPoint Health Methodist Family Medicine, Peoria, IL 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Educate patients about the importance of being immunized. 
2. Identify approaches to overcome barriers associated with vaccine compliance. 
3. Learn communication strategies for adult patients and the parents/caregivers of children who require immunization. 
4. Develop an office-wide strategy to improve immunization rates (e.g., patient recall and reminder systems, standing orders).
 
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Vaccine Management for the Primary Care Provider: What You Need to Know
Thursday, March 30, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Presented by: Michael Hanak, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Learning Objectives: 
1. Describe the components of a vaccine management plan 
2. Explain proper vaccine storage practices 
3. Describe vaccine administration protocol (VIS statements, VAERS reporting) 
4. Locate resources relevant to current immunization schedules and practices 
5. Locate vaccine resources for Illinois providers.
 
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Influenza Vaccine: Recommendations and Strategies to Increase Immunization Rates
Friday, March 30, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Presented by: Anton Grasch, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, UnityPoint Health Methodist Family Medicine, Peoria, IL

Learning Objectives: 
1. Educate patients about the importance of being immunized. 
2. Describe the composition of the influenza vaccine for the 2016-2017 season. 
3. Understand the latest CDC recommendations for administering influenza vaccine to adults and children. 
4. Develop an office-wide strategy to improve immunization rates (e.g., patient recall and reminder systems, standing orders).
 
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