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CPD

Recognizing the Risk of Herpes Zoster in Older Adults With Comorbidities

  • Authors: George Kassianos, CBE, MD (Hons), FRCGP; Stefania Maggi, MD, PhD
  • CPD Released: 1/4/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 1/4/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.25 CPD

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians, neurologists, and infectious disease/HIV specialists. Not all herpes zoster vaccines are available in all countries. This independent medical education (IME) is intended for HCPs from countries where those are licensed.

The goal of this program is to outline the comorbidity burden and vaccine recommendations for herpes zoster (HZ) in older adults.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Comorbidities associated with an increased risk of HZ 
    • Recommendations for HZ vaccination in individuals who are at increased risk for HZ infection


Disclosures

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Faculty

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

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

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: George Kassianos, CBE, MD (Hons), FRCGP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Stefania Maggi, MD, PhD

    CNR Aging Branch-NI
    Padova, Italy

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Stefania Maggi, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Independent contractor for: GlaxoSmithKline; Merck; Pfizer
    Grants for clinical research from: GlaxoSmithKline; Merck; Sanofi
    Advisor or consultant for: GlaxoSmithKline; Merck; Novavax; Pfizer
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: GlaxoSmithKline; Merck; Pfizer; Sanofi

Editor

  • Gillian Griffith, BA (Mod), MA

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Gillian Griffith, BA (Mod), MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

All other faculty, planners and non-faculty contributors involved in the planning, development, editing, and review of the content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


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 0.25 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Recognizing the Risk of Herpes Zoster in Older Adults With Comorbidities

Authors: George Kassianos, CBE, MD (Hons), FRCGP; Stefania Maggi, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 1/4/2022

Valid for credit through: 1/4/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this program is to outline the comorbidity burden and vaccine recommendations for herpes zoster (HZ) in older adults.

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.