Educational Opportunities

The National Vaccine Program offers educational opportunities including fellowships, webinars, workshops, and conferences. To stay up-to-date on new educational opportunities, sign up for email updates.

Webinars & Events

Past Events

Oct. 17, 2017 – Understanding and Addressing Parent Questions about Childhood Vaccines: Insights from Recent Communications Research and Practice

Although immunization rates among children remain high nationally, parents may have questions about vaccines, and some are delaying or refusing vaccinations altogether. On Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 12pm-1pm ET, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Vermont Department of Health discussed how parents make decisions about vaccination and shared promising strategies—from the clinic and community—for tackling tough questions and optimizing childhood vaccinations. 

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Sept. 26, 2017 – Aging & the Immune System: Rethinking Vaccines for Older Adults

The immune system changes with age—which can leave older adults more vulnerable to infectious diseases like flu, pneumonia, and shingles. On Tuesday, Sept. 26 experts discussed the changing immune system and how new research is changing the design of vaccines for older adults.

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April 25, 2017 – The Path to a World Free of Polio, Measles, and Rubella, and Remaining Risks for the United States

A world free of measles, rubella, and polio is within reach, but until these diseases are eradicated the risk for outbreaks in the United States remains. On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 global immunization experts from CDC presented on the current status of immunization and strategies that health care providers and public health professionals can use to help eradicate these diseases worldwide and be alert to the continuing risk in the United States.

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November 9, 2016 – Vaccines during Pregnancy: A Strong Record of Safety.

Vaccines recommended during pregnancy have a strong record of safety and effectiveness, yet low rates of vaccination persist. Health care providers can play a pivotal role in this issue. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2017 the National Vaccine Program and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened vaccine safety experts for the Current Issues in Immunization NetConference—Vaccines during Pregnancy: A Strong Record of Safety.

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We offer competitive fellowships in the areas of vaccine safety, health communication, and antibiotic resistance. Fellowships are available through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Opportunities are designed to facilitate professional development and growth for recent masters and doctoral graduates.


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