5163.0 Vaccine Preventable Disease Epidemiology

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
This interesting session will focus on the epidemiology of vaccine preventable disease. Presentations will include a discussion of an increased interest in vaccination following a community-based intervention in New York City, Rubella immunization injection safety, and generating evidence for Guatemalan decision-makers regarding the introduction of new vaccines in the public health sector. One session will describe how community levels of personal-belief exemption may modify risk factors for parents claiming personal-belief exemptions to school immunization requirements.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Explain key principles of community based participatory research and how they can be applied to multi-level interventions 2. Describe determinants of interest in vaccination among underserved urban populations 3. Appreciate the lessons learned in the rubella elimination process in developing countries 4. Evaluate risk factor differences among higher and lower vaccination rate communities
Sonja Hutchins, MD, MPH, DrPH

2:35 PM
Increased interest in vaccination following a community-based intervention in New York City
Micaela H. Coady, MS, Sandro Galea, MD,DrPH, Shannon Blaney, MPH, Danielle C. Ompad, PhD, Katherine Glidden, RN and David Vlahov, PhD
3:05 PM
Ensuring Injection Safety during Rubella Immunization Campaigns in the Americas
Carlos Castillo-Solórzano, MD, Rodrigo Rodríguez, MD MPH, Ana Chévez, MD MPH, Christina Marsigli, MPH and Laura Fuller
3:20 PM

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

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