Vaccines: April 2015

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Table of Contents

Identifying and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Lori A. Kestenbaum, MD; and Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Daniel Ruderfer, MD; and Leonard R. Krilov, MD, FAAP

Adolescent Immunization: 2015 and Beyond

Manika Suryadevara, MD; Lance Paton, BS; and Joseph B. Domachowske, MD

One More Shot for the Road: A Review and Update of Vaccinations for Pediatric International Travelers

Andre Rebaza, MD; and Paul J. Lee, MD

Sponsorship Statement:  This continuing medical education activity is jointly sponsored by Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals.

Support Statement: There is no commercial support for this activity.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Identify the key factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy and explore potential strategies.
2. Recognize outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, and pertussis, and that maximizing vaccination rates are critical to help control these infections.
3. Describe the rationale for using each of the vaccines that are routinely recommended during adolescence.
4.Define the appropriate travel vaccines for pediatric patients based on their age and travel plans.

Faculty names and affiliations: See Table of Contents

Reviewer names: Thomas J. Selva, MD, CME Director, Pediatric Annals; Stanford T. Shulman, Editor-in-chief, Pediatric Annals

Guest Editor:  Leonard R. Krilov, MD, FAAP

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Faculty members report the following financial relationships:
Thomas J. Selva, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 
Stanford T. Shulman, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Authors report the following financial relationships: Lori A. Kestenbaum has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Kristen A. Feemster has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Daniel Ruderfer has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Leonard R. Krilov has performed contracted research for Pfizer and AstraZeneca (MedImmune). Manika Suryadevara discloses contracted research for Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. Lance Paton has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Joseph B. Domachowske has received consulting fees from GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Sanofi. Andre Rebaza has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Paul J. Lee discloses consulting fees received from Lupin Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Vaccines for non-CME services.

The staff of Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Keck School of Medicine of USC and SLACK Incorporated. The Keck School of Medicine of USC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation:  The Keck School of Medicine of USC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release date: April 1, 2015.

Expiration Date: April 30, 2018.

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