Childhood Immunizations

Routine vaccinations afford children in the United States protection from more than a dozen diseases such as measles and polio. To learn more about childhood immunizations, please access the CME activities, tools, and information links provided below.

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Performance Improvement CME

Learn to implement guideline-approved processes of care for patients within the childhood population, with special emphasis on appropriate vaccination schedules and clinical tools designed to enhance and streamline practice systems.
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Point-of-Care Tools

Slide Deck: Putting Vaccine Benefits and Risks into Perspective for Patients and Parents
Material authored by: Gary S. Marshall, MD
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Flyer: Putting Vaccine Benefits and Risks into Perspective: Talking Points for Discussions with Parents
Material authored by: Gary S. Marshall, MD
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Peer-to-Peer Dialogue  

Listen to expert commentary on Pediatric Pneumococcal Disease by Dr. Stanley Grogg, Dr. Keith Klugman and Dr. Barbara Yawn. Discussion topics include:

  • The Health Burden of Pneumococcal Disease and Changes Following the Introduction of PCV7
  • The Emergence of S. Pneumoniae Serotype 19A
  • Expanded Serotype Coverage with PCV13
  • The Importance of Communicating with Parents About Risks and Benefits of Vaccines

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Listen to expert commentary on childhood immunizations by Dr. Doug Campos-Outcalt and Dr. Gary Marshall. Discussion topics include:

  • How to keep up with frequent changes to the immunization schedule
  • Vaccine safety
  • Alternative schedules
  • Addressing misinformation
  • Practical advice and strategies to improve immunization rates

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On-Demand Webinar  

Pneumococcal Disease in Children: P.S. It Matters
Presented by: Keith P. Klugman, MB BCh, PhD, FAAM, FIDSA
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Addressing Parents' Concerns About Vaccines
Presented by: Gary S. Marshall, MD
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Immunization Video  

Immunizations for a Two-Month-Old and Vaccine Safety Concerns
Faculty: Stanley Grogg, DO, FACOP, FAAP
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Download Evidence-based Slides

Pneumococcal Disease in Children: P.S. It Matters
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Practical Approaches for Optimizing Childhood Immunization Rates
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General Principles for Immunizations
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Practice Tools

This collection of tools and resources includes efficient ways to access current immunization information and recommendations, strategies for increasing vaccination coverage, and materials to support communication with patients and parents about vaccine benefits and risks.
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