Meeting Archive:
Increasing Influenza Immunization Rates among College Students


Meeting Description:

On US college campuses, influenza vaccination rates remain low, falling dramatically short of the 70 percent Healthy People 2020 target recommendation.* Why does motivating college students to get an annual influenza vaccination remain difficult? What can be done to increase influenza immunization rates among college populations?

Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the American College Health Assocation (ACHA) for a discussion about influenza prevention efforts on US college campuses. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD will moderate the webinar which will include presentations by Lisa S. Ipp, MD, NFID Director and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, along with Linda Dudman, MPA, Associate Director of Health Promotion and Ann McMican, MS, Associate Director for Administration, University Health Service at the University of Rochester. Speakers will share insights based on a recent NFID-sponsored national survey of college student attitudes toward influenza and a qualitative research assessment of US colleges and universities with active, on-campus influenza prevention programs. 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe attitudes of college students related to influenza 
  • Define key barriers that may prevent college students from receiving an annual influenza vaccination 
  • Outline motivators that may help to increase participation in on-campus influenza vaccination programs 
  • Discuss influenza prevention best practices from US colleges and universities with active on-campus influenza immunization programs

There is no fee to participate in this activity but pre-registration is required.

*US Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2020. Immunization and Infectious Diseases. Accessed March 20, 2018

Date: Mon, Apr 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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

Lisa S. Ipp, MD
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NFID Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Associate Director of Adolescent Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital

Linda Dudman, MPA
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Associate Director, Health Promotion
University Health Service
University of Rochester

Ann McMican, MS
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Associate Director for Administration
University Health Service
University of Rochester

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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 (NACDS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. NACDS designates this enduring material as 1.25 contact hours of ACPE accredited continuing education. Increasing Influenza Immunization Rates among College Students (ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-9999-18-006-L06-P. Initial Release Date: 04/30/2018).
Pharmacists seeking to claim CPE credit for this webinar should visit following the live webinar. Please contact  with any CPE questions.