Continuing Medical Education Information
This activity will address the importance of effective communication, patient counseling and education regarding the importance of vaccines related to RSV, COVID-19, and pneumococcal disease.
Education will also focus on current treatment protocols.
Statement of Need:
According to national data which pulls together state and national statistics, vaccine rates for children in Kentucky are much lower than national rates.
“Kentucky’s children have the sixth lowest rate of vaccination against Covid-19 and influenza, with only 38% having received a Covid-19 vaccine and only 35% having a flu shot. That’s much lower than the national rates of 57% and 55% respectively, according to a Quote Wizard report.”
In addition, misinformation about vaccine efficacy has added to hesitation among parents and guardians regarding vaccine safety, as the surgeon general in 2021 warned:
“I am urging all Americans to help slow the spread of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Health misinformation is a serious threat to public health. It can cause confusion, sow mistrust, harm people’s health, and undermine public health efforts. Limiting the spread of health misinformation is a moral and civic imperative that will require a whole-of-society effort.”
- Demonstrate understanding of factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy.
- Describe effective communication strategies used with vaccine-hesitant families.
- Recognize the indications for Nirsevimab
- Discuss updates to the COVID-19 vaccine schedule
All planners, moderator, and speaker disclose that they have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Commercial Support: There is no commercial support associated with this activity.
Accreditation and Designation:
The Kentucky Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Kentucky Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for 1.oo AMA PRA Category 1 credit.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Fall 2023 Vaccines
Vaccine Schedule: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/index.html
ACIP Vaccine recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/index.html
Looking at New COVID Vaccines
for variant specific virus
Estimated Time to Complete: This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
Method of Participation Used: Participants will view and listen to a recorded lecture while simultaneously viewing slides.
Hardware/Software Requirements: High speed internet connection
Meeting Planner: Miranda Mosley, Rachel Crouch
Faculty: Bethany Hodge, M.D., MPH
Moderator: Monalisa Tailor, M.D.
Provider Contact Information: Miranda Mosley, Kentucky Medical Association
Copyright: There is no copyright associated with this activity
Release Date: October 2023
Termination Date: October 2024