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CPD

COVID-19 Vaccination: Guidelines, Guidance, and Impact of Immunization

  • Authors: Andrew Ustianowski, MBBS; Paolo Bonanni, MD
  • CPD Released: 11/30/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 11/30/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.25 CPD

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    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to ensure that they know the COVID-19 guidelines for different patient populations in order to increase awareness of the ongoing importance of COVID-19 immunization during the transition to endemicity and in light of Omicron subvariants.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • COVID-19 vaccine guidance in different patient populations 
    • Clinical impact of COVID-19 vaccination on morbidity and mortality with current variants


Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Faculty

  • Andrew Ustianowski, MBBS

    Consultant Physician
    Regional Infectious Diseases Unit
    North Manchester General Hospital
    Manchester, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Andrew Ustianowski, MBBS, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Gilead Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck; ViiV Healthcare
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Gilead Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck; Sanofi; ViiV Healthcare
    Research funding from: Gilead Sciences; Merck; ViiV Healthcare

  • Paolo Bonanni, MD

    Full Professor of Hygiene and Public Health
    Director
    Department of Health Sciences
    University of Florence
    Florence, Italy

    Disclosures

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

Editor

  • Gillian Griffith, BA (Mod), MA

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

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

Compliance Reviewer

  • Yaisanet Oyola, MD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Yaisanet Oyola, MD, 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 0.25 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

COVID-19 Vaccination: Guidelines, Guidance, and Impact of Immunization

Authors: Andrew Ustianowski, MBBS; Paolo Bonanni, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 11/30/2022

Valid for credit through: 11/30/2023

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