Meeting Archive:
Shingles Vaccines: What You Need to Know


Meeting Description:
In the US, an estimated 1 out of 3 individuals will develop shingles, also known as herpes zoster, in their lifetime. Join Edward A. Belongia, MD, Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Marshfield, WI, and Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy and Associate Dean at the Samford University Center for Faith and Health in Birmingham, AL, for a discussion on the epidemiology of herpes zoster, current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations regarding the use of shingles vaccines, and strategies to increase vaccination rates in older adults.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology and the burden of shingles disease in adults
  • Discuss ACIP recommendations for use of zoster vaccines in US adults
  • Understand the scientific evidence used by ACIP in making recommendations for zoster vaccination of US adults
  • Describe vaccine storage and handling, dosing,and administration for FDA-approved zoster vaccines
  • Identify strategies for implementation of ACIP recommendations into practice
This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. NFID policies restrict funders from controlling program content.
Date: Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
 Presenter Information
Moderator: William Schaffner, MD
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Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Edward A. Belongia, MD
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Director, Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
Marshfield, WI

Michael D. Hogue, PharmD
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Associate Dean, Center for Faith and Health
Professor of Pharmacy, McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Samford University
Birmingham, AL

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91). It has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour.