Although eclipsed by the COVID-19 pandemic, seasonal influenza remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in those with comorbid conditions. Although a number of influenza vaccines are available to reduce this impact, patient hesitancy to get vaccinated can be difficult barrier. To overcome such hesitancy—and to effectively communicate vaccine safety and efficacy information to patients—clinicians need to have a comprehensive understanding of the different vaccines available for 2021-2022, optimal vaccine scheduling, and how to use flu vaccines in different patient populations. In this interactive video lecture, an expert details the vaccines available for the 2021-2022 flu season, and provides approaches to encourage vaccination among your patients.
Interactive video lecture
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Apply current ACIP recommendations for influenza vaccination
- Plan appropriate immunization schedules and choices according to current recommendations and patient characteristics
- Design strategies to address barriers to vaccination and increase vaccine uptake
NPs and PAs
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In support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ANCC Credit Designation
NP course advisor: Mary D. Knudtson, DNSc, NP, FAAN, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hour of pharmacology credit
AAPA Credit Designation
Practicing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until September 29, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This program was cosupported by educational grants from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP and Seqirus USA Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Seqirus USA Inc.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Mahoney: consulting fees: Pfizer; consulting fees/fees for non-CME/CE services: Merck; fees for non-CME/CE services: GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi.
Ms Piparo has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- View the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the evaluation form
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hour.
Release date: September 30, 2021
Expiration date: September 29, 2022
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