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- Dec 17, '12 by kindgoQuote from mariebaileyWow this is fabulous, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I am anxious I realize it will just take some time, I am sure the links will help, anything to make things easier. I believe this position will be rewarding, and again thanks for your words of encouragement and wisdom. If you think of anything else please share, thanks again.Enjoy! Childhood immunizations are complex, but it is rewarding to learn the recommendations, educate/counsel parents, master the schedules with the multitude of vaccines, & know that you are contributing to one of the greatest contributions to the health of the public in the past century. Props to ya! As for learning the schedules, I has a few of tools up my sleeve I'd like to share that really made my job easier (this may be overboard; sorry):
1) The "Ask the Experts" section of immunize.org. You can sign up for monthly newsletters as well.
2) The Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Diseases Online Webcast & accompanying "Pink Book". The course is long, but it's broken up into sections.
3) The Childhood "Catch-up Schedule"
Links are below:
- Dec 18, '12 by Belle1005I just did some non clinical training today, I'll let you know how my actual hands on goes tomorrow!
- Jan 1 by kindgoHappy New Year, things are going well. I have a ton to learn, there is stress but it is so different than the hospital. Thanks for all the replys and encouragement.
Keep looking up.
- Jan 1 by wish_me_luckCan I add that I am just incredibly jealous of you all with your health dept jobs?
- Jan 1 by Belle1005Happy new year to you too! Yes, a lot to learn! I still love it and I'm on my own about 25% of the time now. Each situation is so unique that comes in so you are always seeing something new.