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Notice to Readers: The Immunization Encounter: Critical Issues

CDC will present a webcast, The Immunization Encounter: Critical Issues, on December 18, 2008. The broadcast will occur during 12:00 noon--2:00 p.m. EST. The program will address issues related to the routine encounter at an immunization clinic. Topics include patient and parent communication and education, vaccine storage and handling, preparing for medical emergencies, screening for contraindications and precautions to vaccination, vaccine administration, records and documentation, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, and the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Continuing education credits will be offered.

Additional information about the program is available at No registration is necessary to access the webcast via an Internet connection. The link to the webcast is available at The webcast will be accessible through an Internet connection until January 20, 2009, and will become available as a self-study DVD and Internet-based program in January 2009.

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Date last reviewed: 11/26/2008


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