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Managing Patient Perceptions of the Influenza Vaccine

Managing Patient Perceptions of the Influenza Vaccine


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

30 minutes


December 15, 2015


December 15, 2016
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses; includes 0.25 pharmacotherapy credits

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) for physician credit.
This activity is co-provided by Medical Education Resources (MER) for nursing contact hours.

Program Description

Though some health care professionals may be fully knowledgeable of the most common reasons why patients choose not to receive the annual influenza vaccine, some clinicians may not be able to effectively apply this knowledge in their practice when discussing with their patients their varying concerns regarding the vaccine. This article will address this particular knowledge gap.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care health care professionals who will treat patients with influenza.

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Assess the actual influenza vaccination side effects, as well as precautions and contraindications to obtaining the influenza vaccination
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the factors preventing influenza vaccination in children, adolescents, and adults
  • Define the methods to tackle and defeat misconceptions surrounding the influenza vaccination

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest in an effort to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, HME seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. HME is -committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.


Allexa Hammond, MS3
Medical Student
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Ms. Hammond has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Maura Holcomb, MD
Dermatology Resident
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Dr. Holcomb has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Publishing Staff, Planners, and Managers Disclosures

HME staff, planners, managers, and content reviewer have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
MER planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

HME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

HME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) The AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.50 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.




CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

MER is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This CE activity provides 0.50 contact hour of continuing nursing education.

MER is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 0.50 contact hour. This activity qualifies for 0.25 pharmacotherapy credit.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. HME and MER do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of HME or MER. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This continuing education is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your CME History, which you can then access at any time.


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