CCIC to host The Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (The Pink Book) Course

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dec 06 2017

From September 11 - 13, 2018, CCIC and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will host The Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (The Pink Book) Course, presented by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Faculty from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases will present a comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The 2.5 day course will feature the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). A Colorado Update will be presented by local immunization experts on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11.


After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between active and passive immunity
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of live, attenuated vaccines and inactivated vaccines
  • For each vaccine-preventable disease, identify those for whom routine immunization is recommended
  • Describe characteristics of the vaccine(s) used to prevent each disease
  • Describe an emerging immunization issue related to pediatric/adolescent/adult immunization
  • Implement disease detection and prevention health care services to prevent health problems and maintain health

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for anyone seeking the most comprehensive and current knowledge of immunization, including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, immunization providers, program managers, and nursing and medical students. Participants will need to have a basic understanding of biology and immunization. CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPE, CPH credits are available for the 2.5 day CDC course. 

Draft Course Agenda and Continuing Education Information

For more information about the event or to register, please visit: https://www.childrensimmunization.org/news-and-events/the-pink-book-course