Recent news reports on vaccinations underscore the timeliness of a webinar NACDS and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) hosted this week outlining the latest Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for adult, childhood and teen immunizations.
Initially accredited for physicians by NFID, the webinar was made available to pharmacists as a result of the partnership with NACDS.
The Washington Post reported last week that federal health officials are evaluating the benefit of an additional dose of the mumps vaccine because of the increasing number of mumps outbreaks since 2006. More than 5,000 cases of the contagious viral illness were reported last year in the United States, the most in a decade. That topic was among many of the recent vaccination storylines that were covered in the comprehensive webinar.
The webinar summarized the immunization recommendations presented at ACIP’s meeting February 22-23. Initially accredited for physicians by NFID, the webinar was made available to pharmacists as a result of the partnership with NACDS. The webinar covered the most recent ACIP recommendations for adult and childhood/adolescent immunizations, how recent changes to vaccine recommendations will impact immunization programs, and information on new and future vaccines for potential use in practice.
Following the live webinar, pharmacists seeking to claim CE credit should visit the NACDS Learner Community website. The webinar will available on the NACDS and NFID web portals as enduring education.