This Continuing Education activity is co-provided by the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care and American Nurses Association.





Credit Statements:

Nursing Credit
The Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 2.5 contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals
This educational activity has been planned and implemented following the administrative and educational design criteria required for certification of healthcare professions continuing education credits. Registrants attending this activity may submit their certificate along with a copy of the course content to their professional organizations or state licensing agencies for recognition for 2.5 hours.

This education is developed “in partnership with ANA.”  Grateful acknowledgement is given to the American Nurses Association for their contributions of an unrestricted educational grant in support of this education activity. 

Launch Date:  December 1, 2012
Termination Date:  November 30, 2014

System Requirements: Computer with Internet access and Web browser, Adobe Flash Player, a PDF Reader, and audio speakers.

Questions about the Internet CME activity or programming & systems requirements related to this CME course, please contact CFMC Continuing Education via email at

Questions about the content, please contact Katie Brewer or other ANA staff at

Learners are required to adhere to the privacy and confidentiality policy as it relates to the CME activities provided on the Internet.  Please see policy at

Copyright © 2012 ANA.  All rights reserved.  This material may not be reproduced, displayed, modified or distributed without the express prior written permission of the copyright holder.

The purpose of the webinar is to increase competency among nurses by offering practical knowledge on vaccines and enhance communication skills to answer difficult questions about vaccines.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this enduring material online web course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss scientific findings regarding the safety of vaccines.
  • Outline systems in place to ensure ongoing safety of vaccines and adverse event reporting requirements.
  • Identify commonly expressed concerns over vaccine safety and appropriate responses to alleviate vaccine hesitancy from patients and other healthcare workers.
  • Discuss methods to eliminate spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as influenza and pertussis, including vaccination of adults and, in particular, healthcare workers.

Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco, DNP, CPN, BSN
Katie Brewer, MSN, RN

Advisory Panel:
Every Child By Two and the American Nurses Association would like to thank the Advisory Panel including Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco DNP, CPN, BSN; Katie Brewer, MSN, RN; Mark Sawyer, MD; William Atkinson, MD, MPH; Lorraine Pickrell, CFMC Director of Education;  Nancy Borgstadt, RN, MS, CNS, CFMC lead Nurse Planner; and the project staff at Every Child By Two, Rich Greenaway and Dena Penner, for their dedication to this project and their valuable insight on the topics covered.

Financial Disclosures:
The planning team and faculty have nothing to disclose nor do any members have a vested interest in this educational activity.

This webcast was made possible by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement Number 16007-7, 55 with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors (ANA) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC or ASTHO.