The National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit has developed three slide sets that educators, providers, and public health can use to educate the public, providers, or public health professionals on the Standards for Adult Immunization Practices. These standards were published by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee in 2014. Visit the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) website to download the presentation slides.
Influenza activity in the United States began to increase in early December, remained elevated through mid-January, and is expected to continue for several more weeks. Influenza A(H3N2) viruses have been most common this season, and influenza A(H3N2)-predominant seasons are often associated with more severe illness, particularly among young children and people 65 years and older.
Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older, and is the best way to prevent influenza. Available evidence consistently indicates that antiviral treatment, when initiated as early as possible, can be a useful second line of defense to treat influenza illness when indicated and can reduce severe outcomes of influenza. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about 2016 –2017 influenza activity to date, and hear an overview of CDC’s recommendations for healthcare providers including influenza vaccination and the use of antiviral medications for the treatment of influenza.
You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary. visit CDC's You Call the Shots webpage for free CE for nurses and other health care professionals.
In collaboration with the National Adult Immunization Summit, Medscape created online modules to assist in the implementation of the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice. View the most recent module:
How to Give a Strong Recommendation to Adult Patients Who Require Vaccination
Mary C. Anderson, MD, Marie T. Brown, MD, Marie-Michele Léger, MPH, PA-C, Aparna Ramakrishnan, MA, MSW
visit Medscape to view the module (You will need to log in with your Medscape account, or create a new one. It is easy and free to set up a Medscape account.)
Obstetrician-gynecologists provide many women with comprehensive preventive services. As part of this preventive care, ACOG encourages ob-gyns to become immunization champions. To help ob-gyns provide this crucial health care service, ACOG has developed a series of webinars to detail ACOG and ACIP immunization recommendations and provide resources for incorporating immunizations into routine practice. View ACOG Immunization webinars.
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The film is available at no charge through the Indiana University School of Medicine as an online CME activity worth 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1
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