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Influenza Vaccination Recommendations, 2016-2017

Description: Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Flu can also result in serious outcomes such as hospitalization or death. Older adults, young children and people with certain health conditions are at high risk for serious complications from flu. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

This recommendation for annual vaccination means that healthcare providers should remain up-to-date with their knowledge of influenza vaccination and practices. The knowledge gap this training addresses includes information every vaccine provider should know about influenza, the various influenza vaccines, ACIP recommendations, storage and handling requirements, and administration considerations.

Influenza Vaccination Recommendations is presented as a web-on-demand video. This webcast was posted December 12, 2016. Continuing Education is available until December 12, 2018.

Target Audience: Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician's Assistants, DoD Paraprofessionals, Medical Students, etc.)

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' influenza vaccine recommendations.
  • Describe the benefits of influenza vaccination.
  • Describe best practices in influenza vaccine storage, handling, and administration.
  • Implement disease detection and prevention health care services (e.g., smoking cessation, weight reduction, diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, immunization services) to prevent health problems and maintain health.

CME: Valid through December 12, 2018

Continuing Education Info: Download CE factsheet [4 pages]
The course number for this program is WD2727. CE expiration date: 12/12/18

Important information for obtaining continuing education will be provided during the course; please make note of course number and verification code. After viewing the video, participants can go to CDC's online learning system to register for and obtain Continuing Education. Consult the above CE information factsheet for specific details. General instructions are available in the CE How-to Guide.

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