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Notice to Readers: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Satellite Broadcasts and Webcasts

CDC will sponsor "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases," a four-part series of live interactive programs that will provide the most current information available in the field of immunization. Session one, February 13, will cover principles of vaccination, general recommendations on vaccination, and strategies to improve vaccination coverage levels, including registries and vaccine-coverage assessment. Session two, February 20, will cover pertussis, childhood pneumococcal disease, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b. Session three, February 27, will cover measles, rubella, varicella, and smallpox. Session four, March 6, will cover hepatitis B, hepatitis A, influenza, and adult pneumococcal disease. The programs are free and will be available for viewing as web archives following each program.

The programs are designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, Department of Defense paraprofessionals, pharmacists, and their colleagues who either administer vaccinations or set policy for their offices, clinics, communicable disease or infection-control programs. The program also will target both private and public health-care providers, including pediatricians, family practice specialists, residents, and medical and nursing students. Each 3.5-hour broadcast will feature two question-and-answer sessions in which participants can interact with the course instructors through toll-free telephone lines. Continuing education credit will be offered for various professions based on 3 hours of instruction per session.

Participants can register online at Additional information is available online at, or by telephone at 888-232-3299 (enter document number 130025). Information about program content is available by e-mail, Information about registration can be obtained by telephone, 800-418-724, or e-mail,

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