Immunization Updates 2018 - Jamaica Plain, MA

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Infectious Disease, 
Division of Epidemiology and Immunization
& AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(Registration/Check-in begins at 7:30 AM)


  • Describe at least three vaccine-preventable diseases associated with recent outbreaks in Massachusetts and two recommendations for control
  • List one current trend in Massachusetts school immunization data
  • Discuss communication techniques and evidence-based strategies to increase vaccination rates
  • State two changes to the 2018 Childhood and Adult Immunization Schedules
  • Describe updates to vaccine guidance and vaccine administration
  • State the requirements and recommendations for proper storage and handling of vaccines
  • Summarize the latest federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program requirements
  • Define ways to improve data quality within the MIIS and electronic health records including bidirectional
  • Explain providers’ legal responsibility for reporting to the immunization registry


Process Update: Conference Evaluations for CME/CEU Please note that this year evaluations will be completed online and not in person at the sessions. You will receive an email 1-2 days after the session to complete an online evaluation. After completing the evaluation, you will receive an electronic continuing education credit certificate in approximately 2 weeks. Please email Denise Henry ( with any questions about the evaluation and/or continuing education certificate.

VFC Certificate: Please note that you will not receive a hard copy VFC certificate when attending an In-Person session. You will be emailed a pdf version of the VFC certificate within 3 business days of the session you attend. Please email Denise Henry ( with any questions about the VFC certificate. Please contact the Immunization Assessment Unit at 617-983-4330 if you have questions about the annual VFC Compliance Training.

There is no parking available at the MA State Public Health Laboratory, cars will be towed. Please use public transportation.

  • Where

  • MA State Public Health Laboratory
    305 South Street
    Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
    First Floor Auditorium

  • When

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Capacity

  • 120 (120 remaining)