doctor giving adult male an immunization

What You Should Know About Adult Immunization

Originally presented on April 18, 2019

Margaret L. Aldrich, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Montefiore Medical Center

David Kim, MD
Deputy Associate Director
Adult Immunizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adult vaccination rates are very low in New York State and many people do not know that they need vaccinations. Providers are not always aware of the current adult immunization recommendations, or the burden of diseases these vaccines help to prevent.  This webcast will provide education for healthcare providers and public health professionals on the burden of vaccine preventable diseases and on adult immunization rates for the US and New York State, as well as the importance of implementing the adult immunization schedule.

By the end of the webcast, viewers will be able to:

  • Explain the burden of disease resulting from lack of adult immunization;
  • Discuss the low adult immunization rates in the US and New York State; and
  • Describe strategies for implementing the adult immunization schedule.

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other medical providers who interact with and counsel adults regarding vaccines and vaccine preventable illness and disease.

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits: 
Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-test & CE Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

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Disclosure Statements

Dr. Margaret Aldrich is a primary investigator for a Phase II clinical trial on a multivalent HPV vaccine for MERCK. None of the other planners and presenters have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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 April 30, 2022.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2022.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and 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 Education Contact Hours are offered until April 30, 2022.