Online Program

Immunization Update: School Nurses Increasing Vaccine Confidence and Community Immunity


Dr. Mary Beth Miotto discusses the vital role school nurses play in educating the public on evidence-based vaccine science as well as updated immunization information.  This program is a recorded webinar from February 5, 2020.

 Contact hours: 1.5                   Cost: $20                  Length: 1.5 hours


Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Hours 1.5


After viewing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how immunization recommendations are made
  • Describe where to find the percentage of students fully immunized
  • Define herd immunity
  • Discuss the range of laws & regulations related to vaccines and school attendance­­­
  • Describe Vaccines for Children program funds
  • Identify technology used for communicating vaccinations between providers and school nurses
  • Identify ways to discuss vaccines with parents who are hesitant to vaccinate their children


Dr. Mary Beth Miotto is a general pediatrician who heads pediatrics at a community health center in Worcester Massachusetts. Her areas of expertise include the care of children with ADHD, learning disorders, and autism, health quality improvement, health policy, and nurse-physician collaborations in school health.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare. The speakers have no conflict of interest to declare unless otherwise indicated prior to their presentations.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2019U0003

Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.

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