CDC Webinar – Vaccinating Adults with Chronic Conditions: Recommendations and Lessons Learned
It is especially important for adult
s with chronic health conditions to be up-to-date on recommended vaccinations as they are at increased risk for complications from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Especially in these challenging times, patients rely on healthcare professionals (HCPs) to advise them about important measures to protect their health—and an HCP recommendation is the strongest predictor of whether adults get vaccinated.
This webinar featured two physicians discussing vaccine recommendations and strategies for increasing immunization rates among adults with chronic conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain why vaccines are important for adults with chronic conditions
- Describe adult vaccination coverage rates and vaccines recommended for adults with chronic conditions
- Effectively communicate with adult patients about the importance of getting recommended vaccines to help manage their chronic condition
- Analyze office procedures to reduce missed opportunities to vaccinate
- Identify CDC educational resources for healthcare professionals and patients
- Tara Jatlaoui, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Sarah Coles, MD, Family Physician and Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
This one-hour webinar was originally presented on May 28, 2020
. Discussion among the presenters and participants that occurred during the live version of the webinar was captured. To learn more:
- Watch the archived webinar below or access it on the TRAIN Learning Network (1092224) if you would like to keep a record of completion in your TRAIN learning transcript
- Download the presentation slides
A written transcript of the webinar will be available in the near future.
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