Delta Ballroom C
Thursday, May 13, 2004: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

F1: Using the Internet to Increase Immunization Awareness and Reduce Misconceptions

An increasing number of people in the U.S. use the Internet to research health information. The presenters in this workshop will discuss issues involved in developing and maintaining websites for promoting positive immunization messages, and will describe the types of misinformation users are likely to encounter on the Internet when looking for immunization information.
Learning Objectives: After attending this workshop, participants should be able to describe the processes involved in developing and maintaining a website to increase immunization awareness.

Moderator:Deborah Wexler
2:00 PMIntroductory Remarks
2:15 PMDeveloping a Website to Effectively Communicate Immunization Information
Jan Hicks-Thomson, Steven J. Bichler
2:30 PMPertussis Website: An Internet-Based Strategy to Promote Pertussis Awareness
Rita R. Espinoza, Nicole Norman, Lupe M Garcia
2:45 PMWelcome to the San Diego Immunization Information Web Site! The Maintenance and Analysis of a Local Immunization Information Website
Kathleen Worthing Gustafson, Harrison Bolter, Carol Quinn, Jennifer Wieder-Gamez
3:00 PMImmunization Information on the Internet and How to Evaluate It
Teresa Asper Anderson
3:15 PMDiscussion

The 38th National Immunization Conference of CDC