Influenza Vaccination: Opportunities for Pharmacists as Patient Advocates, Educators, and Administrators
It is imperative for community and health-system pharmacists to identify high-risk patient populations, educate them about potential risks and the clinical severity of influenza, and advocate the health outcome implications of current vaccination practices. With increasing attention to infectious diseases pandemics, outbreaks, or epidemics, it’s also crucial for pharmacists to recognize the signs and symptoms of influenza compared with other respiratory diseases. This activity provides pharmacists with insights into the status of influenza vaccination rates, as well as actionable strategies to improve vaccination outcomes among patients in future influenza seasons.
- Examine the etiology and transmission of the influenza virus
- Identify patient populations at risk for influenza-related complications and the critical nature of implementing ACIP recommendations regarding the annual influenza vaccination
- Analyze the safety, efficacy, and types of influenza vaccines available for the 2020-2021 influenza season
- Explore interventions that pharmacists can implement to dispel patient misconceptions regarding vaccinations
Continuing Education Information:
This program offers one free nursing or CHW II CEU credit upon completion the post-webinar survey.
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 contact hour upon the completion of the pre and post survey.