Webinar registration open

Registration is now open for the next Current Issues in Vaccines webinar, featuring Dr. Offit. The event will be held on April 15, 2020, at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Dr. Offit will discuss the following topics:

  • Coronavirus: A Perspective
  • Influenza: Surveillance and Vaccine Efficacy
  • Dengue Vaccine: Have We Solved the Safety Problem?
  • Polio Vaccine: The Golden Handcuffs of OPV

Free continuing education credits (CME, CEU, CPE) will be available for the live and archived events. Current Issues in Vaccines events are co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. We are also grateful for the support of the Thomas F. McNair Scott Endowed Research and Lectureship Fund.

Register today at vaccine.chop.edu/webinars.

March Parents PACK addresses coronavirus

The March 2020 Parents PACK newsletter featured an article about coronavirus that provides background about the family of human coronaviruses, why COVID-19 is causing such a concern, what scientists and public health officials are doing, and what the public should not “FORGET,” including:

  • F – Follow advice of officials
  • O – Observe the big picture
  • R – Remain calm
  • G – Get reliable information
  • E – Expect information to change
  • T – Take preventive health measures

The article can be viewed or linked to online or printed onto a single page (front and back) using the PDF.

VEC trivia on Kahoot

The Vaccine Makers Project (VMP), the classroom program of the VEC, recently started a Kahoot page. Kahoot is a popular online trivia platform that offers “kahoots” with a small number of multiple choice questions. The VMP kahoots currently include questions on a variety of topics including influenza, vaccine-preventable diseases, school-aged children and more.

Check it out today at vaccinemakers.org/trivia.

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