Measles Update 2015: Implications for the College Setting

Fees Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Program Information


Measles can be a very serious disease and has been thought to be largely eradicated in the United States. But the recent outbreak points to the potential for such a disease to spread, especially since the growing anti-vaccination movement means that some people lack protection against the disease. Contagious diseases always cause worry on college campuses, where students are in very close physical proximity in classes and in dormitories. Colleges should be reviewing the immunization status of their students and, when possible, contacting students who are not fully immunized to encourage them to get vaccinated. Colleges should also be reviewing and updating their general communicable disease emergency response plans, with attention paid to measles.

Intended Audience

  • Physicians and Physician Assistants
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Learning Objectives

The participants should be able to:

  1. Describe measles.
  2. List the vaccine recommendations for measles.
  3. Discuss the current measles situation in the U.S.
  4. Discuss implications for college settings.


Raymond A. Strikas, MD, MPH
Communication and Education Branch, Immunization Services Division, NCIRD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jennifer Zipprich, PhD
Immunization Branch, California Department of Public Health

Program Planning Committee

Resolution of Potential Conflicts of Interest — Program Planning Committee:
Program Planning Committee members have completed conflict of interest statements regarding relationships with commercial entities. Each of the Program Planning Committee members have reported no relevant financial conflicts of interest.

Nurse Planner
Martha Davis, BSN, MBA
University of Georgia

ACHA Nurse-Directed Health Services Section
Carl L. Shaner, RN, MSN
Pennsylvania College of Technology

Content Expert
Raymond A. Strikas, MD, MPH
Communication and Education Branch, Immunization Services Division, NCIRD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


There is no fee for viewing the webinar.

There is a fee for each individual requesting continuing education credit. This is payable to ACHA and is required prior to receiving your CE certificate. This fee is non-refundable.

ACHA individual members at member institutions: FREE
ACHA individual members at a non-member institution: $15
Nonmembers: $25

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

It is estimated that it will require 1.5 hours to view the download of this program and complete the post-test and evaluation. (You will be asked to identify the type of credit you are requesting when you take the post-test.)

Step 1: View the recorded webinar. You may also view the webinar presentation material in Adobe Acrobat [pdf] format (please note that these are large files and may take a few minutes to download).

Step 2: Complete the post-test and evaluation form.

Step 3: Purchase CE creditException: ACHA individual members at member institutions receive free credit, so may skip this step. 

Statements and Disclosures

Type of Continuing Education

  • CME: 1.5

About this Activity

Self-paced, archived version of a live webinar

This ACHA webinar was presented live on May 22, 2015, at 1:30 pm Eastern. If you receive continuing education credit for the live webinar, you are not eligible for additional credit for the archived webinar.

Important Dates

Released: May 22, 2015
Expires: May 22, 2017


  • The American College Health Association (ACHA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • ACHA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Off-Label Product Use

This educational activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Non-Endorsement of Products

The Maryland Nurses Association's accredited-provider status refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.


Policy on Continuing Education Post-Tests

It is the policy of the American College Health Association that when a post-test is required upon completion of a continuing education activity, participants must receive a passing grade of 80%. If participants receive a grade lower than 80%, they will be given the opportunity to re-take the post-test one time. If they receive 80% or higher the second time, they will be awarded continuing education credits/contact hours for the activity. Note: you may view and print the post-test (see Step 2 below) prior to viewing the download.

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial company with which she/he has a financial relationship.

The planners of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity. Dr. Strikas has nothing to disclose. Dr. Zipprich has disclosed that her spouse is employed by Pfizer.