Recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations are updated frequently. This session will discuss the new 2018 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations as well as new vaccines to the market. Included in the discussion will be influenza vaccine considerations in preparation for the 2018-2019 season as well as patient cases to review recommended vaccines based on the most current immunization schedules.
Upon successful completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists, should be able to:
1. Discuss the 2018 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations.
2. Review zoster vaccine considerations such as vaccine safety and efficacy as it relates to the newly approved zoster vaccine.
3. Review influenza vaccine considerations such as nomenclature, characteristics, schedule, contraindications and precautions in preparation for the upcoming season.
4. Evaluate a patient’s immunization history to determine appropriate vaccine recommendations based on the appropriate immunization schedule.
Miranda Wilhelm, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
Dr. Wilhelm reports she is a speaker’s bureau member for Merck Vaccines. CEI has taken appropriate action for conflict resolution, including external peer review.
Initial Release Date: 08/21/2018
Expiration Date: 08/21/2021
CEI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Participate in the on demand program using a reliable high speed internet connection, and then to complete the exam* and evaluation located in your online portfolio. Once successfully completed, click on Submit CPE. You can access your CPE statement of credit at www.MyCPEMonitor. net. Participants will view the presentation on their screen while listening to audio through computer speakers.
*CEI provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. If there are two failed attempts, the participant will not receive CPE credit.
Financial Support: There was no financial support provided for this activity.
Activity Fee: An activity fee of $24.99 will be assessed to determine successful completion and submission of credit information to CPE Monitor.