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Module 1 - Immunizations

Goals:

The student will gain understanding about recommended childhood vaccines including the importance of vaccines, risk of delaying/skipping vaccines, newly recommended vaccines, and common myths regarding vaccines.

Objectives:

Following the outpatient pediatric rotation, the student will be able to:

  1. Name vaccines recommended in the childhood vaccine schedule
  2. Name vaccines recommended for adolescents
  3. Describe existing myths about vaccines
  4. Explain the concepts of cocooning and herd immunity in regards to vaccines
  5. Describe what a VIS is and common side effects of vaccines

Resources:

CDC/ACIP:          

Immunization Schedule for Children

Why Immunize?

Vaccines:  The Basics 

Immunization Schedule for Healthcare Providers

Immunization Action Coalition:

Top 10 Reasons to Vaccinate         

After the Shots  

Immunizations for Teens & Pre-Teens

Vaccine Education Center

reviewed 08/2015