Improving Vaccine Confidence: An Educational Series from AAFP

Are the vaccines safe? Can they alter my DNA? Do they cause infertility?

Vaccines have contributed to significant public health advancements, but remain a topic of serious debate among some patients and health care professionals. These debates are being fueled during the current pandemic with the spread of misinformation and skepticism.

This new learning series breaks down vaccine science, outlines critical vaccine processes, and equips you with information to assure concerned patients and colleagues.

Choose from multiple CME activities. Additional activities will be added soon.

Approved for AAFP Prescribed credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

Learning Objectives
Describe the immunological basis of action for different vaccines, how different platforms are used to deliver vaccines, and the processes used for mass production of vaccines.
Describe the flow of clinical trials needed for vaccine authorization/approval, and the differences between the typical approval process and an EUA.
Evaluate the reasons for vaccine hesitancy among patients and healthcare professionals and define best practice strategies to overcome hesitancy issues.
Develop practice management strategies for handling COVID-19 vaccines and ensuring their prioritized delivery to at-risk populations, and underserved populations.
Define a strategy to maximize reimbursement for vaccination services in your practice.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: How They’re Made and What They Do

Wednesday, October 13
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. MT
1 AAFP Prescribed credit*

Gretchen LaSalle, MD, FAAFP
Laura Morris MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Chair/Moderator

Learning Objectives:

Discuss the process of development of vaccines from trials through to full FDA approval.
Describe the mechanisms by which the different COVID-19 vaccine platforms stimulate the immune system.
Describe the latest data on the safety and efficacy of the different COVID-19 vaccines, including the incidence of post-vaccine complications or adverse events.
Discuss the impact of SARS-CoV-2 variants on vaccine efficacy.

Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy and Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Your Patients and Staff

Wednesday, October 27
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT
1 AAFP Prescribed credit*

Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH
Laura Morris MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Chair/Moderator

Learning Objectives:

Describe the common myths and misconceptions that hinder acceptance of vaccines including the COVID-19 vaccine.
Discuss the factors that perpetuate vaccine hesitancy in specific patient populations.
Describe opportunities to improve vaccine confidence through patient and staff education and the use of tools and resources.

Improving Access to Vaccines

Wednesday, November 10
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT
1 AAFP Prescribed credit*

Margot Savoy MD, MPH, FAAFP
Laura Morris MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Chair/Moderator

Learning Objectives:

Discuss how social determinants of health (SDoH) impact vaccine delivery and describe the resulting disparities in care based on vaccine access.
Describe improvements in your practice that lead to better access to vaccines for patients.
Review the billing and coding for COVID vaccine delivery to maximize reimbursement.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Building Patient Confidence 

Tuesday, November 30 – Mark your calendar!
1:00 – 5:45 p.m. CT

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