Influenza Vaccination: Integrating Best Practices to Reduce Disease Burden and Increase Uptake

Experts foster an interprofessional approach to high quality education on the benefits, integration of best practices, and key strategies to improve influenza vaccine uptake.


• Chair’s introduction (5 minutes)
• Current landscape of influenza (10 minutes)
• Influenza vaccinations (20 minutes)
• Improving vaccination rates and reducing vaccine hesitancy (15 minutes)
• Question and answer session (10 minutes)


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Event Details


Paul G. Auwaerter, MD

Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Rachel MacLeod, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Department of Pharmacy
Ascension Genesys Hospital
Grand Blanc, Michigan

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve and accelerate the awareness, understanding, and integration of current and emerging best practices in influenza vaccination.

Target Audience
This program is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other HCPs who treat and manage patients at risk for influenza.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the current and evolving landscape of seasonal influenza activity, particularly in relation to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Compare available influenza vaccination formulations and identify optimization approaches based on seasonal and patient-specific factors
  • Apply effective strategies to improve influenza vaccination rates including identifying and addressing vaccine hesitancy


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Designation of Credit

CCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-22-192-L01-P

Type of Activity: Application

Upon successfully completing the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.