When children are due for influenza and other immunizations, the clinician needs to address parental concerns about safety as well as the child's issues in order to optimize influenza immunization rates.
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
Joseph B. Domachowske, MD, Chair
- Describe the incidence and burden of disease of pediatric influenza infection
- Employ current recommendations for influenza vaccination in pediatric patients
- Evaluate the benefits and limitation of the live attenuated infuenza vaccine (LAIV) and the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV)
- Implement strategies to improve parent education about common misconceptions about influenza vaccination
- For Registered Nurses: Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families
Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
College of Medicine
Syracuse, New York
Leonard R. Krilov, MD
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Medical Center
Winthrop University Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics
State University of New York Stony Brook
School of Medicine
Mineola, New York
Robert B. Belshe, MD
Diane and J. Joseph Adorjan Endowed
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular Microbiology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St Louis, Missouri
Concettina Tolomeo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AE-C (CE Reviewer)
Director of Program Development
Yale School of Medicine
Section of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
New Haven, Connecticut
Jointly sponsored by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Haymarket Medical Education.
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from MedImmune, LLC.
Influenza Resource Center
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