The Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases – Pink Book Course will be held November 1 and 2, 2023 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, IA. This live two-day course provides a comprehensive review of immunization, vaccine-preventable diseases and respective vaccines. The course will provide the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) including:

  • General Best Practice Guidelines on Immunization
  • Vaccine recommendations for pertussis, haemophilus influenzae type b, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, pneumococcal, polio, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, meningococcal, human papillomavirus, zoster, and COVID-19
  • Vaccine Safety
  • Current Issues

At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the ACIP General Best Practice Guidelines on Immunization.
  • Identify 2 vaccine storage and handling best practices.
  • Identify 2 vaccine administration best practices.
  • Identify a communication technique that can be used when discussing vaccines.
  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended.
  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, identify the correct immunization schedule.
  • Describe 2 clinical considerations when administering vaccines.
  • Locate current immunization resources to increase knowledge of the team’s role in program implementation for improved team performance.
  • 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.