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Release Date: March 13, 2019
Expiration Date: March 13, 2022
Immunizations are vital to the public health goal of preventing diseases that can cause significant death and disability. Vaccines can protect not only the person immunized, but also those with whom they come into contact. The purpose of this course is to provide information on immunizations, including updated recommendations provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The course begins with background on current immunization practice and then presents information about general contraindications and precautions. An overview of immunizations for children, adolescents, adults, and special populations is presented, along with recent updates, including the influenza vaccine for 2018/2019.
Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-19-002-H06-P
Type of Activity - Knowledge
Topic Designatior - 06 Immunizations
Fulfills the immunization requirement in AK, CA, DC, HI, ID, MA, ME, NJ, PA, TX & WY
- Describe how immunization works in the body.
- Identify and recognize the most up-to-date, authoritative sources for immunization recommendations.
- Identify and recognize the contraindications for specific vaccines.
- Select appropriate and current immunization recommendations for specific populations.
- Recommend disease prevention and healthful practices to patients
Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD, BCACP, is a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 community pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kebodeaux is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Nursing at St. Louis University and coordinator of the advanced pharmacology course for advanced practice nurse practitioners. Dr. Kebodeaux currently practices in an interprofessional ambulatory clinic at the Bluegrass Community Health Center—a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that is an accredited Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) with a focus on diabetes, substance use disorders, and underserved populations. He serves as the Residency Program Director of the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of Kentucky and has completed two separate immunization certifications and is a faculty trainer for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate program.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.