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Yellow Fever Vaccine Course

Recertified to: September 6, 2021

CDC’s Travelers’ Health Branch has revised and recertified its online course "Yellow Fever Vaccine: Information for Health Care Professionals Advising Travelers" that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on the history and epidemiology of yellow fever, vaccine recommendations, the pre-travel consultation, and how to become a designated yellow fever vaccination provider.

Course Description

The course: "Yellow Fever Vaccine: Information for Health Care Professionals Advising Travelers" provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on the history and epidemiology of yellow fever, vaccine recommendations, the pre-travel consultation, and how to become a designated yellow fever vaccination provider. No prior knowledge of the yellow fever virus or vaccination is required to take this course. However, it is strongly recommended that the modules be taken in sequence.

This course is intended for Physicians, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Health Educators, Medical Students, Medical Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Epidemiologists, and Pharmacy Technicians who advise travelers and/or would like to become designated providers of yellow fever vaccine. Continuing Education credit is available for those who have not taken the course in the past 2 years. A certificate of completion is available to anyone who completes the course, regardless of CE status.

Yellow fever vaccine continuing education

The course consists of two modules. Module 1, Yellow Fever: History, Epidemiology, and Vaccine Information, provides a history of yellow fever, critical information needed to understand the epidemiology of yellow fever disease, as well as important facts about the vaccine. This module includes nine Knowledge Check questions and, at the end, two Test Your Knowledge case examples to help reinforce your understanding of the material.

Module 2, The Pre-travel Consultation and Best Practices for Yellow Fever Vaccine Providers and Clinics, provides pretravel consultation advice for health care providers regarding yellow fever vaccination, as well as recommendations for best practices for yellow fever vaccination clinics. This module includes ten Knowledge Check questions to help reinforce your understanding of the material.

Goal

The goal of this course is to provide physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and health education specialists with information about yellow fever, the disease and the vaccine. Health-care providers can use this information to —

  1. Make appropriate decisions regarding the vaccination
  2. Handle the vaccine safely
  3. Offer sound advice to travelers before they travel
  4. Conduct appropriate travel and pre-travel consultations
  5. Utilize best practices within yellow fever vaccination clinics
  6. Comply with International Health Regulations and Certificate Requirements

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this web-based course, the learner should be able to —

    1. Critically discuss the history of yellow fever disease
    2. Identify how yellow fever virus is transmitted and its three transmission cycles
    3. Identify contraindications and precautions to administering yellow fever vaccine
    4. Describe the information needed to conduct a pretravel consultation with regard to yellow fever vaccination
    5. Locate country-specific yellow fever vaccine entry requirements
    6. Identify the process for getting and maintaining designated yellow fever vaccine provider status

    Take the Course

    1. The course is available on CDC TRAIN.
    2. Select the Register button. You will be prompted to log in or create an account on CDC TRAIN.
    3. In the Content tab select the modules to register and view the course.
      1. Module One: Yellow Fever: History, Epidemiology and Vaccine Information
      2. Module Two: The Pre-Travel Consultation and Best Practices for Yellow Fever Vaccination Providers and Clinics
    4. Once completed select the Mark Complete button for the lessons and also then for the overall course.

    Please read the instructions in CDC-TRAIN for completing each of the two mdoules, the posttest, evaluation and printing a certificate of completion. If CE is desired, be sure to follow the directions to complete requirements for CE.

    Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education

    In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WB4055 Yellow Fever Vaccine: Information for Health Care Professionals Advising Travelers please visit TCEO and follow these Simple Steps before [9/6/2021]

    FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

    Continuing Education

    This course (CB/WB4055) has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

    Accreditation Statements

    Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this educational activity for a maximum of (2.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Non-physicians

    Non-physicians will receive a certificate of participation.

    Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity provides (2.4) contact hours.

    Continuing Education Contact Hours in Health Education (CECH)

    Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to (2.5) total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

    ACPE logo Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive (0.24) CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-18-205-H04-P.

    Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

    Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

    Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

    CDC, our planners, our content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

    Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of Drs. Gershman and Staples discussion of the ACIP recommendations as these relate to those recommendations varying slight from the detailed YF-VAX package insert. Also the content experts provide information on the FDA- approved temporary use of Stamaril, an unlicensed yellow fever vaccine, under an expanded access IND program, while the only licensed vaccine, YF-VAX, is not available in the U.S.

    CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

    Origin Date: 09/06/2019

    Expiration Date: 09/06/2021

    Minimum System Requirements

    • Windows® 8
    • Processor - Core i5
    • Memory - 4 GB
    • Hard Drive - 250 GB
    • Broadband Internet connection
    • Adobe Reader version 11
    • JavaScript enabled
    • Popup blocker disabled
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