Immunizations for Adults: Updates, Barriers, and Interventions
For AAFP members only
Immunizations are considered one of the greatest public health achievements of the last century, yet vaccination rates for adults are not as high as they should be. Learn the latest evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to help improve them.
Watch this hour-long webcast and earn 1 AAFP Prescribed credit. This activity is free for AAFP members.
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About the Webcast
After completing this CME activity, you should be able to:
- Identify barriers to immunizations among adults.
- Identify available vaccine administration strategies and resources, available patient education resources, vaccine alert systems, current immunization schedules, and available education programs.
- Use evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to establish standardized vaccine administration procedures, including standardized protocols to screen for immunizations during patient encounters.
- Counsel patients using available patient education resources and motivational interviewing about vaccine safety and efficacy.
Estimated time required to complete the full module: 57 minutes
Original release date of webcast: July 23, 2015.
David G. Weismiller, ScM, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Weismiller is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville. Dr. Weismiller also completed a fellowship in maternal-child health and a Master of Science degree in community health/epidemiology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence. He has been a faculty member with the AAFP Board Review Courses for the past 19 years and currently directs the Academy’s Board Review Express courses and Annual Family Medicine Update course. A proponent of active learning and reflection in teaching and practice, Dr. Weismiller is a recipient of the Master Educator Award at his home institution.
This CME activity is funded by an educational grant to the AAFP from Merck.
The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information contained in this activity was accurate at the time of publication. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed. Rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.
The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual using this material and for all claims that might arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application. This material might contain recommendations/guidelines developed by other organizations. Please note that although these guidelines might be included, this does not necessarily imply the endorsement by the AAFP.
To be eligible to report CME credit, please complete the full module in one sitting.
This enduring material activity, Immunizations for Adults: Updates, Barriers, and Interventions, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins July 23, 2015. Term of approval is for two years from this date.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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