What’s New with the Flu? 2020-2021

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Originally presented on November 5, 2020


The webcast focuses on the latest information on this year’s recommendations for influenza vaccination. Speakers will discuss the burden of influenza illness, including national and New York State data. The webcast will review the benefits of influenza vaccination and resources for the current influenza season.



What’s New with the Flu? 2020-2021
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Joseph Domachowske, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics, and Microbiology and Immunology 
Director Global Maternal-Child and Pediatric Health Program 
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse 
American Academy of Pediatrics District 2/Chapter1 Immunization Liaison 
Chair, New York State Immunization Advisory Council

Sarah Hershey, RN, BSN 
Adult and Adolescent Immunization Coordinator 
Bureau of Immunization, New York State Department of Health 

Learning Outcome and Objectives

As a result of this activity, the learner will expand their knowledge and competence regarding the 2020-2021 influenza season.

After viewing the webcast participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the burden of influenza illness 
  • Explain the benefits of influenza vaccination 
  • Discuss the recommendations for the 2020-2021 season 
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

Joseph Domachowske, MD 
Consultant/ad hoc Advisory Board member: Sanofi Pasteur 
Researcher, Site Investigator for Clinical Vaccine and Treatment Trials: Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck

Sarah Hershey, RN, BSN 
Spouse has stock: Bristol Meyers Squib 

No other planners, or content reviewers have any 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 November 30, 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 November 30, 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 November 30, 2023.