Adult Immunizations

The need for immunizations does not end when adulthood is reached. The specific immunizations needed as an adult depend on many issues including age, lifestyle, overall health, pregnancy status, and travel plans, as well as what vaccines you had as a child. These combined factors make understanding adult immunizations a critical part of the immunization rate improvement effort.

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Performance Improvement CME

Learn to implement guideline-approved processes of care for patients within the adult population, with special emphasis on appropriate vaccination schedules and clinical tools designed to enhance and streamline practice systems.
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Point-of-Care Tools

The Importance of Adult Immunizations: A Handout for Patients
Material authored by: Richard Zimmerman, MD
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Tips for Improving Adult Immunization Coverage
Material authored by: Richard Zimmerman, MD
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Peer-to-Peer Dialogue  

Listen to expert commentary on adult immunizations by Dr. Gregory Poland and Dr. Richard Zimmerman. Topic of discussion:

  • Strategies for Increasing Influenza Immunization Rates

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Listen to expert commentary on adult immunizations by Dr. Gregory Poland and Dr. Richard Zimmerman. Topic of discussion:

  • 2012-2013 Influenza Season: Vaccines and Recommendations

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Listen to expert commentary on adult immunizations by Dr. Stanley Grogg and Dr. William Schaffner. Topic of discussion:

  • June 2012 Meeting of the ACIP: PCV13 for Immunocompromised Adults

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Listen to expert commentary on adult immunizations by Dr. Donald Middleton, Dr. Kristin Nichol, and Dr. William Schaffner. Discussion topics include:

  • Pneumococcal disease in adults including the changing burden of disease, vaccine recommendations, current coverage levels, and PCV13 (Considerations with currently available pneumococcal vaccines)
  • New ACIP recommendations regarding hepatitis B vaccination for patients with diabetes
  • Strategies for improving immunization rates in adults
  • Increasing awareness among adults about vaccine-preventable diseases and recommended vaccines, and addressing patient concerns about vaccine safety

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Listen to expert commentary on adult immunizations by Dr. Doug Campos-Outcalt and Dr. Stanley Gall while earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Discussion topics include:

  • Vaccines and pregnancy
  • Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Zoster
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococccal disease
  • HPV

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On-Demand Webinar  

Narrowing the Gap in Vaccine Coverage Among Adults
Presented by: William Schaffner, MD
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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Adults–Doing a Better Job With Prevention
Presented by: Kristin Nichol, MD
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Immunization Video  

A 58-year-old female smoker discusses immunization recommendations with her physician
Faculty: Stanley Grogg, DO, FACOP, FAAP
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Download Evidence-based Slides

Narrowing the Gap in Vaccine Coverage Among Adults
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Tactics for Increasing Immunization Coverage Among Adults
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Practice Tools

This collection of tools and resources includes efficient ways to access current immunization information and recommendations, strategies for increasing vaccination coverage, and materials to support communication with patients and parents about vaccine benefits and risks.
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