Closing Gaps in Adult Immunizations: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Practices

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

Closing Gaps in Adolescent and Adult Immunizations: Managed Care Considerations for
Improved Patient Outcomes is a two-part webinar series focusing on the latest
developments and guidelines of novel vaccinations

This is Part 2 of the series on adult immunizations

This activity is an archive from the webinar held July 17, 2020

This activity is valid from August 15, 2020 to August 15, 2022

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

The world of immunizations in adolescents and adults has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. From newer vaccines to changing guidelines, the landscape has changed for payers, providers and patients. This two-part webinar series will take a close look at those changes on immunizations in adolescents and adults. Attendees will be updated on the latest data and guidelines to help increase rates, costs and patient outcomes. Closing Gaps in Adolescent and Adult Immunizations is a two-part live webinar series that will provide attendees with the latest information on immunizations, costs, burdens and strategies to increase the success of immunizations, and more importantly, patient outcomes and quality of life.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe common barriers to effective immunization practices among diverse patient populations

  • Examine current adult vaccination recommendations for the influenza; pneumococcal; tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap); and herpes zoster vaccines

  • Provide recommendations for vaccinations in adult immunocompromised patients

  • Explore recent updates in pneumococcal vaccinations among adult patients

  • Employ the recommendations for the influenza vaccine to optimize immunization efforts and decrease the cost burden of influenza and its complications

  • Identify strategies to address common barriers and misperceptions to effective immunization practices

Faculty: David Jay Weber, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA, FRSM
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology
Associate Chief Medical Officer, UNC Hospitals
Hospital Epidemiologist, Department of Infection Prevention, UNC Hospitals
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Dr. Weber serves as a consultant and on an advisory board for Merck and Pfizer. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) and American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN). The National Association of Managed Care Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each
physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in nursing continuing professional development.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

NAMCP and/or this website does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. NAMCP does not endorse or imply endorsement of the content on any linked website. This website is to be used as an informational resource. With any health related concern, consult with your physician or healthcare professional.

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