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Influenza vaccination in older adults: Supporting cardiovascular health and independence

Older women vaccinated

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recognizes adults 65 years of age as being at high risk of complications from influenza. This lesson will update pharmacists on influenza vaccination options and recommendations for older adults and summarize the importance of vaccination on reducing the impact of influenza on cardiovascular health and functional independence.

This course is accredited by CCCEP for 1.0 CEUs; course number 1329-2024-3758-I-P

Supported by educational funding from Seqirus, a CSL Company

Learning Objectives

  1. Recall updates to National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommendations for influenza vaccination and expected changes to vaccine composition
  2. Describe the role of real-world evidence in clinical decision making
  3. Explain the association between influenza infection and cardiovascular events, loss of functional independence, and frailty in older adults
  4. Counsel older adults on the impact of vaccination on reducing the above risks and vaccine options indicated for this population

Course Author:  Sherilyn Houle, BSP, PhD, CTH, AFTM RCPS(Glasg) 

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