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

CDC's National Immunization Program and the Public Health Training Network (PHTN) will present a live, four-part, satellite broadcast series entitled "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" on February 17 and 24 and March 3 and 10, 2005, from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The series is intended for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, residents, medical and nursing students, and colleagues who either administer vaccinations or set policy in their workplaces.

Session 1 will cover principles of vaccination, general recommendations on immunization, vaccine administration, storage and handling, and vaccine safety. Session 2 will cover pertussis, pneumococcal disease (childhood), polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type b disease. Session 3 will cover measles, rubella, varicella, smallpox, and meningococcal disease. Session 4 will cover hepatitis B, hepatitis A, influenza, and pneumococcal disease (adult). Participants will be able to interact with instructors through toll-free telephone, fax, and TTY lines.

Continuing education credit will be offered for various professions based on 3 hours of instruction for each of the four broadcast sessions, providing a maximum of 12 hours of credit for all four sessions. Course participants should obtain their own copy of the primary course text, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 8th edition (2004). The text is available from the Public Health Foundation for $29, by telephone at 877-252-1200, or at

The programs can be viewed via live webcast and will also be available for viewing after each live broadcast at Information about the satellite broadcasts or about continuing education credits is available at A list of state distance learning coordinators can be found at

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