Meeting Archive:
Increasing Adolescent Vaccination Rates



 

Meeting Description:
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held each August to highlight the importance of vaccination across the lifespan. During NIAM 2018, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) will host a weekly webinar at 12:00 PM ET on each Tuesday in August.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began measuring immunization rates among US teens age 13-17 years in 2006 using the National Immunization Survey-Teen. Since that time, immunization rates among US teens have increased steadily. While these improvements are encouraging, gaps in coverage still remain, particularly for HPV vaccination. 
 
Join NFID President, Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD and Amy B. Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics & Chief, Section of Adolescent Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for an update on current adolescent vaccination recommendations and strategies for increasing coverage among this population. 
 
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
 
  • Describe the rationale for US adolescent vaccination recommendations
  • Identify gaps in current US adolescent vaccine coverage rates
  • Describe the risks associated with missing recommended adolescent vaccines
  • Discuss ways to integrate the 16-year-old platform into practice in order to increase adolescent vaccine uptake
 
There is no fee to participate in this activity, but pre-registration is required.
Details
Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
 Presenter Information
Moderator: Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD
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President, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Shreveport, LA

Amy B. Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH
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Professor of Pediatrics & Chief, Section of Adolescent Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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NFID is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NFID designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)
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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. NACDS designates this enduring material as 1.0 contact hour of ACPE accredited continuing education. Increasing Adolescent Vaccination Rates (ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-9999-18-019-L06-P. Initial Release Date: 08/21/2018). 
Pharmacists seeking to claim CPE credit for this webinar should visit http://nacds.learnercommunity.com following the live webinar.