- Designed For
- Healthcare professionals looking for up-to-date information on recommending and administering immunizations.
- 30 minutes
- 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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This course summarizes the recommendations published by The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the United States.
In this self-paced program, you will gain an overview of vaccine-related resources available on the Centers for Disease Control website. You will also investigate the current recommendations and considerations for five of the most commonly administered vaccines: Influenza, Pertussis, Pneumococcal, Zoster (Shingles) and Human Papillomavirus.
This course is Oregon Health & Science University Continuing Professional Development and is hosted by Oregon State University's College of Pharmacy.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
OHSU School of Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
What You'll Learn
- How to select the most appropriate pneumococcal vaccine for your patients based on age and health condition.
- Ways to determine the best time to administer seasonal influenza vaccines.
- How you can recommend the HPV vaccine for patients in the appropriate age group.
- How to use a CDC algorithm to decide if a patient-reported egg allergy disqualifies a patient from receiving the influenza vaccine.
George Mejicano, MD, MS
Dr. Mejicano is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Senior Associate Dean for Education at OHSU. He received his MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Post-graduate training included an Internal Medicine residency and an Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison.