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Measles: Overcoming Vaccine Prejudice

Measles Vaccine Picture. Source: CDC.


Author: Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN

Contact hours: 2
Expiration date: March 1, 2021
Course price: $19

Course Summary

This course discusses measles history, measles causes, types of measles, clinical symptoms of measles, treatment and prevention strategies for measles, and addresses positions of anti-vaccination advocates. It begins with a look at the availability of the MMR Vaccine and its vaccine resistance by some members of the public. Emphasis is on addressing the measles epidemic and wiping out measles altogether.

Criteria for Successful Completion

A score of 80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. List at least 4 arguments in favor of vaccination for measles.
  2. State 3 clinical symptoms of measles.
  3. Identify 3 strategies for treatment and prevention of measles.
  4. Discuss 2 ways to educate parents regarding measles immunization.