Reaching Out to Combat Meningococcal Disease: Pharmacists Managing Vaccination Options

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Pharmacy Times, January 2018 Oncology, Volume 84, Issue 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Reaching Out® to Combat Meningococcal Disease: Pharmacists Managing Vaccination Options

FACULTYMaria Marzella Mantione, BSPharm, PharmD, BCGP, FAPhA

Associate Clinical Professor Director, Doctor of Pharmacy Program St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Queens, New York

Carmela Avena-Woods, BSPharm, PharmD, RPh, BCGP

Associate Clinical Professor Department of Clinical Health Professions St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Queens, New York

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine the latest Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices guideline recommendations to properly guide at-risk patients
  • Demonstrate the value of the protection offered by prophylactic administration of the serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine to persons at risk of MenB infection
  • Explain a comprehensive vaccination strategy and create measures for effective screening and administration of MenB
  • Identify the pharmacist’s role in improving immunization rates for MenB

TARGET AUDIENCE: Pharmacists practicing in the community and ambulatory care settings

ACTIVITY TYPE: Application

RELEASE DATE: December 15, 2017

EXPIRATION DATE: January 15, 2019

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 1.5 hours

FEE: This lesson is offered for free at pharmacytimes.org