A Pharmacist's Perspective on Vanquishing Roadblocks and Maximizing Vaccination Rates-UPMC Hamot

Vaccines have been shown to be a life-saving, preventive healthcare measure, however roadblocks often exist to prevent patients from getting vaccinated.  Physicians must be able to provide parents with sources for additional information that are based in science and which will allow them an accurate portrayal of the risks and benefits when making decisions about vaccines for themselves and their families.  

Target Audience

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify common patient roadblocks to obtaining outpatient vaccines.
  • Propose mechanisms to minimize barriers to patients obtaining vaccines.
  • Implement strategies to maximize vaccination rates among the population.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/19/2019
Course expires: 
12/19/2022

Justin D. Scholl, PharmD, MS, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacist, Bayside Pharmacy

No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/19/2019
Course expires: 
12/19/2022
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