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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Seasonal Influenza Immunization: Strategies for Protecting Older Adults

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Overview / Abstract:

Age-related decline in immune function impairs both the ability to resist influenza infection and to respond to influenza vaccination, with serious consequences for the older adult population. This program addresses national issues in influenza immunization for adults age 65 years and older, with the aim of supporting optimal decision-making in clinical practice.

Topics include:
•Describe the benefit of influenza immunization in adults aged 65 and older.
•List the vaccine options available for seasonal influenza immunization of adults aged 65 and older.
•Differentiate vaccine products approved for seasonal influenza in adults aged 65 and older.
•Effectively counsel older adult patients about the importance of seasonal influenza vaccination.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
•Describe burden of influenza in adults aged 65 and older.
•List the vaccine options available for seasonal influenza immunization of adults aged 65 and older.
•Differentiate vaccine products approved for seasonal influenza in adults aged 65 and older.
•Effectively counsel older adult patients about the importance of seasonal influenza vaccination.

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 Foundation of Infectious Diseases (NFID) and mdBriefCase Group Inc. NFID is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NFID designates this online enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1CreditTM. This program has been reviewed and developed by the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases (NFID).

Expiration

Sep 11, 2018

Discipline(s)

Physician CME

Format

Online

Credits / Hours

1

Accreditation

ACCME

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

This program was developed for physicians in collaboration with:
-William Schaffner, MD
-Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH
-Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, MACP, FAAP
-Wilbur H. Chen, MD, MS, FACP

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Immunizations / Vaccinations, Immunology / Immunosuppression, Infectious Disease, Preventive Care, Primary Care

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