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Implementing a Shingles Protocol in Pharmacies

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Overview / Abstract:

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common secondary infection that can impose a significant burden, impacting cerebrovascular, cardiovascular, neurologic, ophthalmic, and dermatologic systems. Therefore, despite common perceptions, shingles is more than just a rash, and its extensive burden highlights the need for an effective prevention strategy. While highly effective vaccines exist, shingles vaccination remains low. Community pharmacists play a critical role in educating at-risk patients about shingles and the availability of vaccines to prevent shingles-related complications, as well as easing the accessibility of shingles vaccination. However, barriers may impede the implementation of shingles vaccination protocols in community pharmacy settings.

This CMEOCast podcast features expert faculty focusing on best practices to increase vaccine uptake by engaging and educating patients in pharmacy settings.

- Learning Objectives -

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Develop best practices to implement a shingles protocol in pharmacy settings.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:
- Describe best practices for a shingles protocol in pharmacy settings.


Oct 29, 2022


Nurse Practitioner , Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Online, Podcast, Webinar / Webcast / Video

Credits / Hours

.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

William Schaffner, MD
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Policy
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP
Dean and Professor
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Loma Linda, CA

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

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