PA AAP Let’s Talk: “Strategies to Improve Maternal COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake While Pregnant and Breastfeeding”
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all pregnant people receive the COVID-19 vaccine(s) and continue breastfeeding after birth, the agency estimates that less than one-third of women in the U.S. have received COVID-19 vaccine(s) during pregnancy. Pregnant people who fail to get vaccinated puts both themselves and their unborn baby at risk for contracting coronavirus and increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes that could include preterm birth, stillbirth, and admission into intensive care of a newborn also infected with COVID-19. Please join the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Program and the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition in a joint webinar for a discussion on the safety and importance of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine(s) while pregnant and/or while breastfeeding.
This course is intended for primary care physicians, hospitalists, general medicine internists, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other allied health professionals
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the current data on pregnancy and post-pregnancy COVID-19 vaccine uptake
- Describe the COVID-19 vaccine placental antibody transfer among vaccinated pregnant people
- Explain the COVID-19 vaccine breastfeeding transfer of antibodies among vaccinated pregnant people
- Utilize strategies to improve and encourage vaccine uptake as a vaccine champion with parents pre- and post-birth
Planning Committee Members:
Meg Kawan, MD, MPH, IBCLC - General Pediatrician, Karabots Pediatrics Care Center, Certified Lactation Consultant,
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Karen Puopolo, MD, PhD - Section Chief, Newborn Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital,
Neonatologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Eileen Thompson, RN, BSN - PA AAP Program Director, Practice-Based Initiatives, PA Medical Home Program, EPIC Food Insecurity
No 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 with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP). 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 designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hour.
Other health care professionals
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.
The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
- 1.50 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.
- 1.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.50 Attendance
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