Key strategies to promote childhood vaccination ECHO

Sessions will meet virtually 12-1 pm, every other Wednesday beginning Sept 7th.


With new COVID-19 variants emerging and a winter surge expected, vaccination of people of all ages is critical to protect the health of our communities.  As of mid-July, only 22.7% of children 5-11 years old and 44.1% of teens 12-19 in New Hampshire are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 according to NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  In addition, dips in rates of vaccination against other serious childhood illnesses may risk resurgence of other diseases.  This series will examine the importance, safety and efficacy of COVID-19 and other vaccines in protecting individuals and communities; discuss effective communication strategies to increase vaccine uptake; and identify evidence-based COVID-19 vaccine resources and best practice information to support increased vaccination.  The series is offered by Dartmouth Health in collaboration with NH DHHS. 


Learning Outcome:

At the conclusion of the learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to communicate key points regarding the importance of vaccination as one way to offer safety and protection from disease to patients and families. 


Dartmouth Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth Health Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 5.0 contact hours.

Session/Title Date
1 - Vaccine facts: current perspectives on actions, safety and effectiveness 9/7/2022
2 - Effective communications to motivate increased vaccine uptake 9/21/2022
3 - Common misinformation and reality: successfully addressing myths 10/5/2022
4 - Health equity and social vulnerabilities 10/19/2022
5 - Restoring trust in science and public health lessons from the field 11/2/2022
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