Adult Immunizations - CMA576

Adult Immunizations

Growing Needs, Growing Numbers

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
(4.6 / 1701 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Vaccine-preventable diseases strike millions of adults annually. Not long ago, what nurses needed to know about immunizations was simple: Infants and young children received most of the vaccines, and adult immunizations could be counted on one hand, with a few fingers left over. However, recently the number of recommended immunizations for people of all ages has increased to a level not seen before, and the number of vaccines keeps rising. This module addresses various vaccine formulations and indications and provides resources for healthcare professionals to stay up to date on vaccine recommendations.


The goal of this adult vaccination continuing education program is to inform healthcare professionals about vaccine-preventable diseases and provide information on recommended adult immunizations. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • State a primary reason for the increasing rate of vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Describe two behavioral indicators for the hepatitis B vaccine
  • Discuss three actions healthcare professionals can take when advocating immunizations for adults

Approval Information
This course is intended for certified medical assistants
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 clinical and general continuing education unit(s) (approval # 130215 for 6/11/16 to 6/11/17, 131978 for 5/30/17 to 5/30/18, 133851 for 5/30/2018 to 5/29/2019, 136128 for 5/30/2019 to 5/29/2020). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 10/19/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/7/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/29/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Sytauri D - GLOUCESTER POINT, VA  ·  Feb 21, 2020
another daily topic in family medicine so always worth reviewing
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Rhina C - Raleigh, NC  ·  Feb 20, 2020
good material why immunizations are important
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Allieah T - Durham, NC  ·  Feb 20, 2020
This course was very informative, and like a refresher course for information I have previously learned.
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Mang Y - Sacramento, CA  ·  Feb 19, 2020
useful, educational, very informational
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Chakita P - Manson, NC  ·  Feb 18, 2020
This course was very informative
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00