How Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a Culture of Immunization in the Practice

At a Glance

ow Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a Culture of Immunization in the Practice is presented as a web-on-demand video released on December 4, 2019. Continuing education is available until December 4, 2023.


Research shows that healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of information for parents when it comes to vaccines for their child. Nurses and medical assistants have a key role to play in improving vaccine acceptance and fostering a culture of immunization in the practice as they are in contact with parents throughout the office visit.

This CE activity features practical strategies to improve vaccination rates in the practice, including how to deliver clear and concise vaccine recommendations and address parents’ frequently asked questions. By highlighting key points before, during, and after a patient’s visit to support vaccine conversations, this presentation will reinforce best practices for improving vaccination rates. Find out how to develop a culture of immunization in your practice.

Audience: Administrators, CHES certified health educators, physicians, LPNs, LVNs, medical assistants, medical students, NPs, nurse technicians, other health educators, pharmacists, PAs, program managers, RNs


Virginia Chambers, CMA (AAMA), BS, MHA, Department Faculty Chair and Program Director, Medical Assisting Program at Portland Community College

Andrea Polkinghorn, BSN, RN-BC Enterprise Immunization Strategy Leader, Sanford Health


CME: Valid through December 4, 2023.

Course Number: WD4272

This course was released before the COVID-19 pandemic occurred and does not mention COVID-19 vaccination. For information on how to foster support for COVID-19 vaccination, please visit:

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Continuing Education Info: Download CE factsheet [2 pages]
The course number for this program is WD4272. CE expiration date: December 4, 2023

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