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Notice to Readers Satellite Broadcast on Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, a live satellite broadcast, will be held April 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1998, from noon to 3:30 p.m. eastern daylight time. Cosponsors are CDC and the Public Health Training Network. This broadcast is designed for physicians (particularly pediatricians and family practice specialists), nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, and their colleagues who either give vaccinations or set policy in their workplace.

The program will provide information in the constantly changing field of immunization. Session one will discuss principles of vaccination, general recommendations on immunization, and the Childhood Immunization Initiative; session two will cover diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and poliomyelitis; session three will emphasize measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella; and session four will focus on hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, influenza, and pneumococcal disease. Participants will be able to interact with the instructors through toll-free telephone, fax, and TTY lines. Continuing education credits for various professions will be offered on the basis of 14 hours of instruction.

Additional information and registration are available from state or county health department immunization programs. A list of state immunization coordinators is available from the World-Wide Web site:

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