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CPD

The Beast With a Thousand Heads: Dispelling Myths and Misinformation Around COVID-19 Vaccines With Scientific Data

  • Authors: Peter Openshaw, CBE FMedSci; Paolo Bonanni, MD
  • CPD Released: 4/4/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 4/4/2023
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    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.50 CPD

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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of primary care physicians, infectious disease specialists, and pediatricians.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be able to counter COVID-19 vaccine misinformation with scientific data.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Key evidence of efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines
    • Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine technology
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Addressing patients' concerns about COVID-19 vaccines


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Faculty

  • Peter Openshaw, CBE FMedSci

    Professor of Experimental Medicine
    National Heart and Lung Institute
    Imperial College London
    London, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Peter Openshaw, CBE FMedSci, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Janssen; Seqirus
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Janssen; Seqirus
    Research funding from: GlaxoSmithKline

  • Paolo Bonanni, MD

    Professor of Hygiene
    School of Medicine
    Director
    Department of Health Sciences University of Florence
    Florence, Italy

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Paolo Bonanni, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; Pfizer, Inc.; Sanofi Pasteur; Seqirus
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; Pfizer, Inc.; Sanofi Pasteur; Seqirus
    Research funding from: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; Pfizer, Inc.; Sanofi Pasteur; Seqirus

Editor

  • Shanthi Voorn, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

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

  • Diana Lucifero, PhD

    Scientific Content Manager, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Diana Lucifero, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has 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

The Beast With a Thousand Heads: Dispelling Myths and Misinformation Around COVID-19 Vaccines With Scientific Data

Authors: Peter Openshaw, CBE FMedSci; Paolo Bonanni, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 4/4/2022

Valid for credit through: 4/4/2023

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Note: The information on the coronavirus outbreak is continually evolving. The content within this activity serves as a historical reference to the information that was available at the time of this publication. We continue to add to the collection of activities on this subject as new information becomes available. It is the policy of Medscape Education to avoid the mention of brand names or specific manufacturers in accredited educational activities. However, manufacturer names related to the approved COVID-19 vaccines are provided in this activity in an effort to promote clarity. The use of manufacturer names should not be viewed as an endorsement by Medscape of any specific product or manufacturer.

Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to educate clinicians on how to counter COVID-19 vaccine misinformation with scientific data.

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.