Implementation of the Standards of Adult Immunization Practice: Addressing Barriers to Increasing Adult Immunization Rates

Originally presented on May 7, 2019

Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MS, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer
Immunization Action Coalition

Adult vaccination rates are very low in New York State. Providers are not always aware of the current adult immunization recommendations or strategies to improve adult immunization uptake. There is also a common concern among patients about efficacy which may impede a healthcare provider’s ability to implement the vaccination standards. This webinar will provide education for healthcare personnel about adult immunization rates, the efficacy of adult vaccines, the Standards of Adult Immunization Practice, and how to implement these standards into practice.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe the status of adult immunizations in the United States
    • Burden of adult vaccine preventable diseases
    • Effectiveness of adult vaccines
    • Adult immunization rates
  • Explain the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
  • Identify the tools to assist with implementation of the Standards

Target Audience
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other medical  providers who interact with and counsel adults regarding immunizations.

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 for CE Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

Be sure to type in your e-mail correctly to receive the link to your certificate.

Disclosure Statements

Sarah Hershey, RN, BSN spouse owns stock in Bristol Meyers Squibb

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 May 31, 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 May 31, 2022