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Curriculum

1.00 CME Credit

The Importance of Vaccination Vigilance in Today’s Primary Care Practice: Focus on Shingles Prevention

Because cell-mediated immunity declines with age, individuals aged 50 years and older are at increased risk for the reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus that causes shingles. Immunocompromised and immunosuppressed individuals are at increased risk as well. Learn about vaccination recommendations to prevent shingles and complications of herpes zoster, especially postherpetic neuralgia.

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CME Information

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 1.00 ABIM MOC or 1.04 AANP, including 0.59 AANP Pharm

Release Date: 10/14/2022

Available for credit until 10/14/2023

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the risk factors, such as immunosenescence and immunodeficiency, that are associated with the development of herpes zoster
  • Identify complications of shingles and their impact on quality of life in affected individuals
  • Summarize the safety, efficacy, and dosing of the herpes zoster vaccine
  • Routinely recommend the herpes zoster vaccine to appropriate individuals, consistent with ACIP recommendations  
 

Courses

Clinical Coffee Break

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The Importance of Vaccination Vigilance in Today’s Primary Care Practice: Focus on Shingles Prevention - Part 1

0.50 CME/MOC

0.45 AANP

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Clinical Coffee Break

Varicella Zoster Vaccination

The Importance of Vaccination Vigilance in Today’s Primary Care Practice: Focus on Shingles Prevention - Part 2

0.50 CME/MOC

0.59 AANP | 0.59 Pharmacology

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Faculty

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

Professor and Chair 
Department of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Care
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

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CME Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Miller Medical Communications, LLC. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Miller Medical Communications, LLC. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 0.45 contact hours of continuing education, which includes 0.00 hours of pharmacology.

Supporters and Partners

Commercial Supporter

GlaxoSmithKline

Education Partner

Miller Medical Communications, LLC

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The Importance of Vaccination Vigilance in Today’s Primary Care Practice: Focus on Shingles Prevention

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