Continuing Education

CE Instructions for RP4522:
Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases |(Credit expires 12/4/2023)

To receive continuing education (CE)
In order to receive continuing education (CE) for RP4522 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, please visit TCEO at and follow the 9 Simple Steps by 12/4/2023.
NOTE—You must pass the post-test at 80%. There are only 2 attempts allowed.

If you have any questions or problems, contact CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online via email at You may also contact the CE Coordinator at NCIRD, Melissa Barnett at

This live two-day course provides a comprehensive review of immunization, vaccine-preventable diseases and their respective vaccines.  The course will provide the most up-to-date immunization information from the 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 session, 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.



  • Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD
  • Eva Meekins, DNP, MHA, MN, RN, Nurse Educator CDC/NCIRD
  • JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN, Nurse Educator, CDC/NCIRD



Course text available at:

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: Computer Hardware; Internet connection; Browser


TARGET AUDIENCE: Administrators, CHES certified health educators, Physicians, Epidemiologists, LPNs, LVNs, Medical assistants, medical students, NPs, nurse technicians, other health educators, Pharmacists, PAs, program managers RNs

PREREQUISITES: Participants should have a basic educational background in science including general knowledge in the subject areas of biology, immunization, and vaccine-preventable diseases.

FORMAT: This course is Live course material.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS: In support of improving patient care, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

  • CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Live course activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 14.5 nursing contact hours.
  • CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated this knowledge-based event for pharmacists to receive 1.45 CEUs (14.5 contact hours) in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is JA4008229-0000-23-050-L06-P.
  • Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.
  • CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 1.45 CEU’s for this program.
  • CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 14.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 14.5. Continuing Competency credits available are 14.5. CDC provider number 98614.
  • For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 14.5 CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all planners and presenters must disclose all financial relationships, in any amount, with ineligible companies during the previous 24 months as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or products under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, and presenters wish to disclose they have no financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of the presenters’ discussion of Varicella, Influenza, Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, DTaP, Tdap, MenACWY, MenB, HPV, MMR-containing vaccines, Pneumococcal, and Rotavirus vaccines in a manner recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, but not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

CDC did not accept financial or in-kind support from any ineligible company for this continuing education activity.

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.