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Practical Strategies to Overcome Poor Vaccine Uptake During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Authors: George Kassianos, CBE, MD (Hons), FRCGP; Chiara Azzari, MD, PhD; Malik Sallam , MD, PhD
  • CPD Released: 6/3/2021
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 6/3/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care providers, pediatricians, and infectious disease/HIV specialists.

This activity will improve knowledge on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccine uptake for vaccine-preventable diseases and provide insight into practical strategies that can be implemented to improve vaccine uptake.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccine uptake and burden of vaccine-preventable diseases
    • Practical strategies that have been used to increase vaccine uptake during peaks in the COVID-19 pandemic  
    • Use of pharmacists and nurses to immunize individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic


Disclosures

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Faculty

  • George Kassianos, CBE, MD (Hons), FRCGP

    General Practitioner
    National Immunization Lead
    Royal College of General Practitioners
    President, British Global and Travel Health Association
    London, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: George Kassianos, CBE, MD (Hons), FRCGP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Sanofi Pasteur; Seqirus
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Sanofi Pasteur; Seqirus; Valneva

  • Chiara Azzari, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Florence
    Director of the Immunology Clinic
    Meyer Hospital
    Florence, Italy

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Chiara Azzari, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Eurospital; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Pfizer; Sanofi
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: GlaxoSmithKline; Merck; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Pfizer; Sanofi
    Received grants for clinical research from: Eurospital; GlaxoSmithKline; Pfizer; Sanofi

  • Malik Sallam, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Microbiology and Immunology
    School of Medicine
    University of Jordan
    Amman, Jordan

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Malik Sallam , MD, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Editor

  • Shanthi Voorn, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Shanthi Voorn, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CHCP, CPHQ, CNE

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Practical Strategies to Overcome Poor Vaccine Uptake During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors: George Kassianos, CBE, MD (Hons), FRCGP; Chiara Azzari, MD, PhD; Malik Sallam , MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CPD Released: 6/3/2021

Valid for credit through: 6/3/2022

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Educational Impact Challenge

This activity will improve knowledge on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccine uptake for vaccine-preventable diseases and provide insight into practical strategies that can be implemented to improve vaccine uptake.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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