IMMUNIZATIONS IN OLDER ADULTS

Symposia

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Kevin P. High, MD, MS

This session will feature brief TED talks 7-minutes long with no more than 3 slides for each talk. Learning Objectives: (1) discuss the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable illness in older adults; (2) identify the current immunization recommendations for influenza, pneumococcal, herpes zoster, and pertussis vaccination for adults 65 years or older; and (3) evaluate the role of the pharmacist in improving vaccination rates in the older adult population.

Brief Intro: Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Illnesses in Older Adults
Kevin P. High, MD, MS

Influenza Vaccines: Current Status and Outlook for the Future
H. Keipp Talbot, MD, MPH

Zoster Vaccines: Why Is the New Subunit Vaccine More Effective?
Kenneth Schmader, MD

Pneumococcal and Pertussis Vaccines: Direct and Indirect Effects
Carlos G. Grijalva, MD, MPH, FIDSA 

Pharmacist-Based Strategies to Enhance Immunization in Older Adults
Jennifer L. Bacci, PharmD, MPH, BCACP

Vaccines in Long-term Care
Robin L.P. Jump, MD, PhD

Group Panel Q & A