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“Advancements in Recommendations for Routine Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults”

HealthTrust presents…“Advancements in Recommendations for Routine Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults”

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Please Note: Continuing education credit is only available to those attending the session live. CE credit is not available when accessing the program on demand.

Currently several pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV13, PCV15, PCV20) as well as the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) are available for patients who are eligible for vaccination. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines for pneumococcal vaccinations were recently updated in 2022 with new recommendations for routine use of PCV15 with PPSV23 or PCV20 alone. Pneumococcal vaccination has demonstrated strong efficacy in preventing pneumococcal disease. Patients identified as being at high risk of developing pneumococcal disease can benefit from being vaccinated. Pharmacists have a unique role in implementing current ACIP recommendations in eligible populations to help prevent infections.

Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify high risk patients who are eligible for pneumococcal vaccination(s).
  2. Recall the current FDA approved pneumococcal vaccines and efficacy with circulating strains.
  3. Recognize the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines for specific patient populations.


Kylie Helfenbein, PharmD  |  PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident  |  Atlantic Health System

Target Audience: Pharmacists & Nurses

CE Credit: Approved for Pharmacy

This program is approved for CPEs by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Attendees of this program may earn 1.0 CPE
Contact Hours. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing
pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0863-9999-23-004-L06-P. The activity is approved for 1 hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation.

Note about CE credit: If you plan to obtain credit for a live session, stay until the end of the presentation to receive the verification code you will need to obtain the continuing education credit. CE credit is individual. No group credit is available. Each person must register for a webinar and attend the webinar in its entirety in order to receive an email after the event with instructions on how to apply for continuing education credit. Attendees should not share the code or forward the email to others who did not actually attend the program. If they are not able to be verified on our webinar provider reports and registration list they will not receive credit. If you are joining only by phone, you will not be eligible for credit. You must also log in and join the visual portion of the webinar to be part of our CE provider-required reporting.