Learning Lounge:
A Learning Lounge Program - Identifying Adult Candidates for Pneumococcal Vaccination: It Starts With a Question (Not Official IDWeek Programming- This promotional program is supported by Pfizer Inc. - See Affilaited Events Guide)
Friday, October 28, 2016: 12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Room: IDExpo Hall H, Learning Lounge 2 ( Booth 1321)

Learning Objectives:

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Agenda Topics

  • CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for adult pneumococcal vaccination

  • Identifying adult patients for pneumococcal vaccination in various treatment settings



Kerry O. Cleveland, MD, FIDSA

Professor of Medicine

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Methodist University Hospital

Memphis, Tennessee


Michael D. Hogue, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP

Associate Dean, Center for Faith and Health

Professor of Pharmacy

College of Health Sciences

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama


Learning Lounge Summary

The Healthy People 2020 program set an objective to increase the percentage of adults aged 65+ who are vaccinated against pneumococcal disease to 90% by 2020. Adult vaccination rates against pneumococcal disease continue to fall short of this goal. Improving adult vaccination rates in the United States is a responsibility shared by all healthcare providers. This presentation will provide an overview of the CDC’s ACIP recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination in older adults, as well as review selected scenarios in which appropriate patients can be identified as candidates for vaccination.

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

CME Credits: Maximum of 0.75 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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