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Protecting Young Adults from Meningococcal Disease

Release Date: 10/02/2019
Expiration date: 09/12/2020

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hours.
Program Overview
Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the National Association for School Nurses (NASN) for a discussion on vaccines to prevent meningococcal disease and strategies to increase vaccination rates.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology of meningococcal disease in the United States.
  • Summarize.the current ACIP recommendations for meningococcal vaccines.
  • Implement strategies to improve meningococcal vaccination rates in identified risk groups.
William Schaffner, MD
NFID Medical Director

Sarah A. Mbaeyi, MD, MPH
Medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Christine Amidon, BSN, RN
College nurse at the Wabash College Student Health Center

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below. 

Step 1: Select the link below and be directed to an NFID form. The form is a webinar registration form hosted by NFID.  

Step 2: Access the content on the NFID website. Complete the webinar registration form and be redirected to a recording of the webinar hosted by NFID.  

Step 2: Watch the recorded webinar. The webinar is approximately 1 hour in length.

Step 3: Obtain CNE. NFID will supply an evaluation and CME/CNE link at the start and end of the content.  Please copy the link provided to access the online evaluation and posttest.

NOTE: You will need an NFID website login.  Create an account if needed.  The posttest must score 80% or higher. 

Need support?  Please email NFID at