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CE: Maximizing influenza vaccination in older adults

senior woman shows bandage on arm where she received a vaccine

Methods to improve protection among individuals 65 + against influenza have included newer vaccines technologies developed to directly address the changes in immune function. Pharmacists should be knowledgeable about different types of vaccines to assist patients in making informed decisions.

This continuing education program for pharmacists has been approved by CCCEP for 1.25 credits. CCCEP #1329-2023-3665-I-P.

Supported by educational funding from Seqirus, a CSL Company.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:

  • Explain the cause of the highest influenza burden of disease in the 65+ population.
  • Review the changing epidemiology of influenza and vaccine cross-protection of B strains.
  • Discuss the relevance and evidence of real-world effectiveness of influenza vaccines in the ever-changing landscape of influenza.
  • Describe the recent global influenza guidelines in different countries around the world and public programs for older adults.

Course author: Victor Wong, PharmD

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