Making Sense of Pneumococcal Vaccines: Updated CDC Recommendations for use in Adults

Originally presented on July 5, 2022

Overview

Pneumococcal vaccines for adults are important, since there are many pneumococcal infections, include pneumonia, otitis media, sinusitis, and meningitis, and pneumococcal infections account for 10-30% of adult, community-acquired pneumonia. However, as with other adult immunizations, the rates of pneumococcal immunization have historically been well below Healthy People goals. At the same time, the recommendations for pneumococcal vaccines in adults have been complicated, leading to uncertainty among health care providers s to what to recommend to their patients. In January 2022, the recommendations for pneumococcal vaccines in adults were updated. This webinar will review the importance of pneumococcal vaccines in adults and detail these updated recommendations.

Target Audience 

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other medical providers that provide or otherwise work with communities on immunizations.

 

Webinar

Making Sense of Pneumococcal Vaccines: Updated CDC Recommendations for use in Adults

 

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Speaker

Andrew Kroger MD, MPH
Communication and Education Branch
Immunization Services Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learning Outcome and Objectives

As a result of this educational activity, the learners will increase and enhance knowledge and competence on recommending pneumococcal vaccination to adults. 

After this program participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the burden of pneumococcal disease in adults
  • Describe current coverage rates for pneumococcal vaccines for adults
  • Summarize updates to the CDC's recommendations for the use of pneumococcal vaccines for adults
  • This webinar will be recorded and available for on demand viewing
Activity Materials
Evaluation, Post-Test and Certificate
Continuing Education Credits

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits

Each participant interested in CE credits must watch the activity, complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-Test and Certificate". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits. 

Note: CPHCE cannot recreate lost certificates. Enter your e-mail address in the system to have your certificate sent to you.

 
Disclosure Statements

None of the planners or presenters have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. 

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity. 

 

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until July 31, 2025.

 

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

University at Albany School of Public Health is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

This offering is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hour. 

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until March 23, 2025.

 

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.0. Provider ID# 99086. 

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until July 31, 2025.

 

Certified in Public Health

This event is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, an approved provider of CPH Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. 

This offering is approved for 1.0 Certified in Public Health Renewal Credits. 

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until July 31, 2025.