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Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 5 CE credit is issued to you. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd

I. Vaccine Hesitancy
Section 1
--NIH- Applying Behavioral and Social Science to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Foster Vaccine Confidence

Section 2
--NIH-COVID-19 Vaccination Communication: Applying Behavioral and Social Science to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Foster Vaccine Confidence, NIH
Section 3
--CDC History of Vaccination Mandates: Public Health Imperative vs Individual Rights

Section 4
--Effect of Information about COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness and Side Effects on Behavioral Intentions: Two Online Experiments
Section 5
--Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy - A Systematic Review, WHO

Section 6
--Mental Health Needs of Students and Staff - Overview of COVID Challenges and Needs

Section 7
--COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Demographic Factors, Geographic Patterns, and Changes Over Time, HHS

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II. COVID-19 Misinformation
Vaccine Myths and Facts – Mini-Sections


Section 1
--Fact: These Vaccines could be Made Quickly and Still be Safe for Several Reasons.
Section 2
--Fact: None of the Vaccines Contain the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Any Form. They Cannot Give You COVID-19.
Section 3
--Fact: None of the Three Vaccines Authorized in the U.S. Contain the COVID-19 Virus in Any Form. Getting the Vaccine Cannot Cause You to Shed the Virus.
Section 4
--Fact: These Vaccines Use Genetic Material that Teach Your Body How to Fight the Virus. But the Genetic Material Does Not Change Your Genes.
Section 5
--Fact: There are No Microchips or Any Kind of Tracking Device in the COVID-19 Vaccines.

Section 6
--Fact: The “Magnet Test” is Just a Trick that is Meant to Fool You.
Section 7
--Myth: “Big Pharma” is Just Out to Make Money and Pays Doctors to Say their Products are Safe. Fact: The Process for Developing these Vaccines has been Transparent. More Information and Data are Available to Independent Scientists and the Public than Ever Before.

Section 8
--Facts: Black and Latinx Communities are Not Being Singled Out. But They are Being Encouraged to Get the Vaccine because they Have Higher Rates of Infection, Hospitalization, and Death from COVID-19.
Section 9
--Fact: Doctors and Scientists Recommend that You Get Vaccinated Even If You Already had COVID-19. This is because the Vaccine Provides Better and Longer Protection.
Section 10
--Facts: None of the Vaccines Authorized in the United States Contain Any Fetal Cells or Tissue.

Section 11
--Myth: We Don’t Know What is in the COVID-19 Vaccines. Fact: The Vaccine Ingredients are Available for Anyone to See.

-- Test --

--Bibliography
--Appendix article below
American Psychological Association. (2020). Building vaccine confidence through community engagement. Retrieved October 6, 2021, from https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19/equity-resources/building-vaccine-confidence.pdf

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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When and How Course Completion Certificates will be Awarded: Once you have passed the test with a score of 80% or higher, paid and completed evaluation; log into your User Account and your certificate is available for print or download. Your CE history is maintained in your account.

All activities within all of our courses are offered for continuing education credit.

"Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences."

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