Immunization Updates 2018 - Jamaica Plain, MA

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Infectious Disease, 
Division of Epidemiology and Immunization
& AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(Registration begins at 7:30 AM)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018


  • 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 administration guidance
  • 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 data exchange
  • Explain providers’ legal responsibility for reporting to the immunization registry


Networking Option

Would you like the opportunity to network with colleagues in your region?

Did you want more time to ask questions to Immunization Program staff?

Do you want to continue the fun of the Immunization Updates?

The Networking Option may be for you!

MDPH is offering an additional Networking Option “brown bag” lunch for those interested. The Immunization Updates end at 12:00 pm and the Networking Option will start at approximately 12:15 pm. It will end by 1:30 pm. We encourage you to bring your lunch, but there is a cafeteria for those interested in purchasing a lunch. We hope that this additional offering will enable you to have more time with local colleagues as well as all of the speakers from the event.

Please indicate when registering, whether or not you are interested in attending this Networking Option. You can email Rebecca Vanucci ( with questions.

The Networking session will take place in Room 133, there is a cafeteria in the building to the left when walking toward security.  


Conference Evaluations for CMEs/CEUs: 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.


Click here to download and print Immunization Updates 2018 training materials:

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


Please bring a picture ID for security purposes.

  • Where

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

  • When

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

  • Capacity

  • 120 (-1 remaining)