What You Should Know About Adult Immunization

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Originally presented on April 18, 2019

Overview

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.

The following "What You Should Know About Adult Immunization" Public Health Live webcast contains information regarding vaccine recommendations. This webcast originally aired in April 2019. Since then, there have been updates to vaccine recommendations for the following vaccines: pneumococcal, zoster (shingles), and hepatitis A. Please review the CDC's Advisory Committe on Immunization Practice (ACIP) vaccine recommendations.

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.

 

Webcast

What You Should Know About Adult Immunization

 

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Speakers

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

Learning Outcome and Objectives

As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on the burden of vaccine preventable diseases resulting from a lack of immunization, adult immunization rates in the US and New York State, and strategies for 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
  • Describe strategies for implementing the adult immunization schedule
Activity Materials
Evaluation, Post-Test and Certificate
Continuing Education Credits

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 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 

Dr. Margaret Aldrich is a primary investigator for a Phase II clinical trial on a multivalent HPV vaccine for MERCK. 

All other planners, moderators and presenters have disclosed no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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, 2023.

 

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 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until May 31, 2023.

 

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 May 31, 2023.

 

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 Credit(s). 

Certified in Public Health Renewal Credits are offered until May 31, 2023.