Dengvaxia: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This learning activity will provide an overview on eligibility criteria for the dengue vaccine, pre-vaccination screening recommendations, and vaccine storage, handling, and administration.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of dengue.
  2. Describe dengue risk reduction and prevention measures.
  3. Identify areas where dengue is endemic.
  4. Describe indications for using the dengue vaccine in the United States.
  5. Explain required pre-vaccination screening and eligibility criteria for Dengvaxia.
  6. Identify Dengvaxia vaccine storage, handling, and administration.
  7. Describe the importance of interprofessional collaboration in public health settings when addressing dengue prevention.


LCDR Joshua M. Wong, MD, EIS Officer, CDC Dengue Branch

ORIGINATION DATE: March 17, 2022

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: Computer Hardware; Internet connection; Browser

MATERIALS: Computer, Internet

TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians, Registered Nurses, Administrators, Advanced Practice Nurses, Certified Health Educators, DO, Laboratorians, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

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 activity is Web on Demand.

CONTACT INFORMATION: CDC, Dengue Branch, (787) 706-2399


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In support of improving patient care, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 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 designates this activity for 0.5 nursing 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 0.5. Continuing Competency credits available are 0.5. CDC provider number 98614.


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Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WD4550 – Dengvaxia: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before March 17, 2024.

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Pass the posttest at 80% at

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