• Improving Vaccine Confidence: An Educational Series

    Are the vaccines safe? Can they alter my DNA? Do they cause infertility?

    Vaccines have contributed to significant public health advancements, but remain a topic of serious debate among some patients and health care professionals. These debates are being fueled during the current pandemic with the spread of misinformation and skepticism.

    This new learning series breaks down vaccine science, outlines critical vaccine processes, and equips you with information to assure concerned patients and colleagues. 

    Choose from multiple CME activities. Additional activities will be added soon.

    Approved for AAFP Prescribed credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    Livestream Events
    On Demand
    AAFP's Community of Practice

    Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

    Male physician at a laptop holding a vaccine vial

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the immunological basis of action for different vaccines, how different platforms are used to deliver vaccines, and the processes used for mass production of vaccines.
    • Describe the flow of clinical trials needed for vaccine authorization/approval, and the differences between the typical approval process and an EUA.
    • Evaluate the reasons for vaccine hesitancy among patients and healthcare professionals and define best practice strategies to overcome hesitancy issues.
    • Develop practice management strategies for handling COVID-19 vaccines and ensuring their prioritized delivery to at-risk populations, and underserved populations.
    • Define a strategy to maximize reimbursement for vaccination services in your practice.

    Livesteam Events - Save the Dates!

    Access the following events from here and then report your CME credit.
    The on demand session will be available after each livestream event. Enduring credit will be available.

    Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy and Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Your Patients and Staff 

    Wednesday, October 27
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CT
    1 AAFP Prescribed credit*

    Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH 
    Laura Morris MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Chair/Moderator

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the common myths and misconceptions that hinder acceptance of vaccines including the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Discuss the factors that perpetuate vaccine hesitancy in specific patient populations.
    • Describe opportunities to improve vaccine confidence through patient and staff education and the use of tools and resources.

    Improving Access to Vaccines 

    Wednesday, November 10
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CT

    1 AAFP Prescribed credit*

    Margot Savoy MD, MPH, FAAFP
    Laura Morris MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Chair/Moderator

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss how social determinants of health (SDoH) impact vaccine delivery and describe the resulting disparities in care based on vaccine access.
    • Describe improvements in your practice that lead to better access to vaccines for patients.
    • Review the billing and coding for COVID vaccine delivery to maximize reimbursement.

    COVID-19 Vaccines: Building Patient Confidence 

    Tuesday, November 30
    1:00 - 6:00 p.m. CT
    Credit pending*

    Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH
    Gretchen LaSalle, MD, FAAFP
    Rose Leslie, MD
    Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP 
    Laura Morris, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Chair


    • Building on the Science
    • Why are Vaccine Rates Lagging
    • Patient Story
    • Best Practices, Reaching Patient Populations
    • Faculty Panel and t2p

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    *Enhance your patient care today and earn up to 2 additional AAFP Prescribed credits when you complete the Translation to Practice® (t2p®) process.

    On Demand

    COVID-19 Vaccines: How They're Made and What They Do

    Recorded from the October 13 livestream
    1 AAFP Prescribed credit*

    Gretchen LaSalle, MD, FAAFP
    Laura Morris, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Chair/Moderator

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss the process of development of vaccines from trials through to full FDA approval.
    • Describe the mechanisms by which the different COVID-19 vaccine platforms stimulate the immune system.
    • Describe the latest data on the safety and efficacy of the different COVID-19 vaccines, including the incidence of post-vaccine complications or adverse events.
    • Discuss the impact of SARS-CoV-2 variants on vaccine efficacy. 

    *Enhance your patient care today and earn up to 2 additional AAFP Prescribed credits when you complete the Translation to Practice® (t2p®) process.

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    AAFP's Community of Practice

    Connect with other learners about their t2p, interact with faculty and chair on topics related to vaccine confidence and access resources developed by the AAFP. All are available for free.

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    Available Early 2022!

    Check back in early 2022 to access 12 new on demand sessions. Each one is 15-30 minutes in length. CME credit will be available.