Course Summary:

Dr. Melinda Wharton, deputy director of the National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, speaks to students and faculty at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) in 2011.

Learning Outcomes:

Learners will develop an understanding of a strategy used to protect young persons from certain diseases by vaccinating people who come into contact with the child.

Performance Goals:

  • Identify diseases from which we protect young children by vaccinating adults and others around them ("cocooning")
  • Describe the rationale for the cocooning strategy
  • Describe the recent epidemiology of pertussis

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Continuing Education Information: None available

Created/ Updated: 2/05/2013

Author(s) and Presenter(s): Dr. Melinda Wharton, M.D., M.P.H.

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