Meningococcal Vaccine and Your Adolescents

Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD will review the general recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Dr. Kroger will present on timing of spacing of vaccines; contraindications and precautions; preventing adverse reactions; vaccine administration; vaccine storage and handling; altered immunocompetence; and question and answer session.

At the end of the session the learner should be able to recommend immunizations according the CDC’s Immunization Schedule, with knowledge of at least one resource for indications, contraindications, and precautions.

Dr. Andrew Kroger is a medical officer with CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).  Andrew Kroger graduated from Yale University in 1998 with a joint MD/MPH, concentrating in International Health. He trained in Pediatrics for two years at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland before transferring to Emory University where he specialized in public health and preventive medicine. From 2001-2003 he worked at CDC in notifiable disease surveillance before beginning his current work in the NCIRD. He is also involved with some of the new distance learning activities of the branch, including the Current Issues in Immunization He is the author of the newest edition of the CDCs General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization.


To receive 1.25 nursing contact hours, participants must watch the entire webinar and complete the webinar evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, participants will be issued a certificate of completion.

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter.


Meningococcal Vaccine and Your Adolescents
Amy Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH Chief of Oklahoma University Adolescent Medicine will discuss current ACIP recommendations for meningococcal vaccines for adolescents, explain the benefits of meningococcal vaccines, and provide best practice strategies to improve vaccination rates in adolescents in clinics. You must register to access.
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