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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
/ABIM MOC
Released: August 6, 2020
Expires: August 5, 2021
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is internists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients in need of vaccines.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the safe and effective use of vaccination in high-risk patients, such as those who are aged 65 years or older, have significant comorbidities, or are immunocompromised.
  • Recommend vaccines to adult patients in accordance with the latest ACIP recommendations.
  • Use effective strategies to educate adult patients and increase their vaccine confidence.

Activity Description

Vaccines prevent 2 to 3 million deaths per year, yet compliance with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations remains low in the United States. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a program, Vaccinate with Confidence, to protect communities at risk and strengthen public trust in vaccination. Central to this program is the need to debunk vaccine myths via education and family empowerment. In this CME activity, participants will play GameOn!, a quiz of knowledge and confidence, in which they will answer questions on the latest ACIP recommendations regarding high-risk patients and vaccination strategies for adult patients and select the level of confidence in their answers to achieve the highest score among their peers.

Faculty

Activity Chair:
Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor,
Department of Family Medicine
Executive Director,
Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewers:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP

  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD

  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:

  • Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for the questions. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 66% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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