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WOEMA Webinar:
Vaccines for International Travel: Special Focus on the Pacific Region

Margaret Ryan, MD, MPH
June 24, 2015 at 12:00pm PT


Many professionals travel to Pacific region as part of an increasingly world-connected workforce. Understanding infectious disease risks specific to these regions may be important in occupational medicine. This webinar will address specific, current recommendations for the prevention of Hepatitis A and B, Influenza, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, and Typhoid. General recommendations for travel safety and addressing contemporary worker concerns, before and after Pacific region travel, will also be discussed.

Objectives:
  • Describe vaccine-preventable infectious disease risks of importance in the Pacific region, including Hepatitis A and B, Influenza, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, and Typhoid
  • Summarize current recommendations for vaccination in preparation for travel to the Pacific region
  • Apply an understanding of vaccine information, including precautions and contraindications, to appropriately protect workers who travel to the Pacific region
Click here to register online or visit the WOEMA Webinar webpage for more information.
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