Diseases of the Drugs: Childhood Vaccines – Part 2

Diseases of the Drugs: Childhood Vaccines – Part 2


This course is the second part in a series reviewing vaccinations. Each part will focus on a different set of vaccines. This course (Part 2) will review the following vaccines: Hepatitis A/B, rotavirus, influenza; nutrition and viral replication, autoimmunity, controversy around vaccines, and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD).

Working with vaccine monographs, we’ll discover the meaning behind the letter/number codes of the “active ingredients” as well as the “other ingredients”. The ingredient lists have never been “hidden”; they just have not been disclosed in everyday language. Once you understand where the source of childhood vaccines is obtained and how it’s “fed”, you’ll have a much greater understanding about parental hesitancy around vaccines, opting out of certain vaccines, “ex-vaxxers” and their stance after having been injured by a vaccine. The ethics of the harvesting of the ingredients, practitioner’s beliefs vs parents’ beliefs about vaccination, lack of childhood vaccine clinical trials, what’s happening with a major manufacturer of vaccines and its top scientists, and the routes of administration vs how the diseases are transmitted will be covered.

This course is intended to be a non-biased education concerning ethical decisions around vaccine use. It is not intended to be pro or anti-vaccine; rather, the “rest of the story” about the vaccines to enable the listeners to draw their own conclusion.

Note: Quote “rest of the story” attributed to Paul Harvey, news reporter.

What You’ll Learn

  • the moral dilemma some parents face around certain vaccines
  • why parents hesitate to vaccinate and would choose religious and/or philosophical exemptions in states that still allow those parental rights
  • why “ex-vaxxers” and those called “anti-vaccine” do, more often than not, experience a greater dilemma when considering the excipients (other ingredients) rather than the concept of vaccination
  • how excipients can affect and alter the immune system
  • the ethical dilemma that the parents have in medical decision making for their children as well as that of the practitioner and when to refer when belief systems collide

What’s Included With Your Course

✔ Instant course access
✔ Lifetime course access
✔ 24/7 online access to course
✔ PDF of certificate of completion
✔ Certificate of completion available immediately upon finishing the course
✔ CEs / PDAs as outlined below

Course Content

  • Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B 1h 00min
  • Hepatitis B Continued; Gastroenteritis 30min
  • Influenza; Neurodevelopmental Disorders 1h 00min


I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, in 1988. After practicing as a retail pharmacist in the greater Richmond area for a decade, I attended Bastyr University, earning a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2004. Because of my unique education and training, I understand both conventional medicine as well as natural forms of healing. And because I’ve been asked to teach on pharmacology/pharmacy related topics to my beloved naturopathic profession, I study them constantly, going deeper into the intricacies and nuances of the agents and uncovering some astonishing information that I think YOU (and your patients/clients) would benefit from knowing!

--Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1.25 CEUs total (up to 1.25 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    2.5 CEUs total (up to 2.5 CEUs General, up to 2.5 CEUs Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Pharmacology, up to 2.5 hours Ethics) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1.25 CPDs total (up to 1.25 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    2.5 CMEs total (up to 2.5 CMEs General, up to 2.5 CMEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    2.5 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2.5 credits total (up to 2.5 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    2.5 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    2.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    2.5 CEUs total (up to 2.5 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    2.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    2.5 CEs total (up to 2.5 CEs General, up to 2.5 CEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    2.5 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    2.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    2.5 contact hours total (up to 2.5 contact hours General, up to 2.5 contact hours Pharmacotherapeutics) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours General, up to 2.5 hours Naturopathic Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    2.5 credits total (up to 2.5 credits General, up to 2.5 credits Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    2.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours Category C, up to 2.5 hours Category F) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    2.5 CEs total (up to 2.5 CEs General, up to 2.5 CEs Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    2.5 hours total (up to 2.5 hours Category 2, up to 2.5 hours Category 2 - Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
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