Improving Adult Vaccine Confidence – Harnessing Shared Decision-Making to Increase Compliance

0.75 CME
0.75 ABIM MOC
45 MINS
$0 FEE
SAVE
Improving Adult Vaccine Confidence – Harnessing Shared Decision Making to Increase Compliance

Overview

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.


Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.


Activity Description

Vaccines prevent 2 to 3 million deaths per year, yet compliance with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations remains low in the United States. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a program, Vaccinate with Confidence, to protect communities at risk and strengthen public trust in vaccination. Central to this program is the need to debunk vaccine myths via education and family empowerment. In this CME activity, faculty will review the safe and effective use of vaccination in high-risk patients, in accordance with the latest ACIP recommendations, as well as describe effective strategies to educate adult patients and increase their confidence in vaccines.


Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is internists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients in need of vaccines.


Learning Objective(s)

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the safe and effective use of vaccination in high-risk patients, such as those who are aged 65 years or older, have significant comorbidities, or are immunocompromised.
  • Recommend vaccines to adult patients in accordance with the latest ACIP recommendations.
  • Use effective strategies to educate adult patients and increase their vaccine confidence.

Activity Chair

Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Executive Director, Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA


Faculty

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Geriatrics
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA


Reviewers

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD


Accreditation

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ABIM MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, July 30, 2020 to July 29, 2021.


How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the CME posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 66% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.


Disclosures

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.

Faculty reports the following relationship(s)

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
Speakers Bureau: Merck

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Consulting Fee: GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Reviewers report the following relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.


Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.


Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.


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