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Maternal and Childhood Immunization Update (Webinar)
January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join us for a presentation by experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who will present the latest recommendations for pregnancy and infant vaccines, national vaccine coverage rates, and challenges with increasing vaccine uptake. Learn how to answer common questions from pregnant women and parents of young children and where to find free CDC educational resources for clinicians and consumers. Speakers include Dr. Candice Robinson and Ashley Brooks from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe recommendations for vaccination during pregnancy and infancy/early childhood
- Discuss challenges related to achieving high vaccination rates
- Identify and use CDC educational resources for clinicians and consumers
*Nursing Credit Applied For
Candice Robinson, MD, MPH – Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD
Dr. Robinson received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She completed a General Academic Pediatrics fellowship at Vanderbilt University, during which she obtained her Masters of Public Health. She is currently a medical officer in the Immunization Services Division, within CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). In her current position, she serves as the CDC lead for the Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule Work Group of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and provides immunization education to providers.
Ashley Brooks, MPH – Health Communication Specialist, CDC/NCIRD
Ashley Brooks is a Health Communication Specialist serving as the lead for the Adult and Maternal Immunization Communication Campaigns at the CDC in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). She previously worked on seasonal influenza communications in CDC/NCIRD. Prior to her time at CDC, Ashley has experience with diabetes management programs and breastfeeding health. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.