Tackling the Vaccine Controversy
Oral health professionals who remain up-to date on immunization recommendations and disease etiology and pathogenesis will be well prepared to educate patients on this critical component of public health.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the main theories behind the anti-vaccination movement.
- Discuss the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended vaccine schedule for adults.
- Describe the contagious diseases affecting adults and the immunizations that prevent them.
This course was published in the August 2015 issue and expires August 30, 2018. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.