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Infectious Disease

Best Practices for Catching up on Herpes Zoster (HZ) Vaccination in the Pharmacy (CCCEP)

Herpes Zoster (HZ) is associated with a wide range of complications, including post-herpetic neuralgia, ocular complications, and an increased risk of stroke. Clinicians play an important role in educating patients about HZ and by administering appropriate vaccines. This video will discuss which individuals are at high risk of HZ and its associated complications and will review strategies to help clinicians implement NACI recommendations and optimize HZ catch-up immunizations. The overall goal of the program is to increase clinicians’ confidence in protecting eligible adults against HZ.

DURATION

1 hr

PROFESSION

Pharmacy

# OF CREDITS

1.0

ACCREDITATION

CCCEP

EXPIRY DATE

2024-01-10

Herpes Zoster (HZ) is associated with a wide range of complications, including post-herpetic neuralgia, ocular complications, and an increased risk of stroke. Clinicians play an important role in educating patients about HZ and by administering appropriate vaccines. This video will discuss which individuals are at high risk of HZ and its associated complications and will review strategies to help clinicians implement NACI recommendations and optimize HZ catch-up immunizations. The overall goal of the program is to increase clinicians’ confidence in protecting eligible adults against HZ.


This program has received an educational grant or in-kind support from GSK Grants.

Faculty

Angel Chu, CCFP, MHSc, FRCPC, FCFP, NCMP

Rick Siemens, B.Sc. Pharm.,B.Sc. Biol.,CDE,CPT

Pavithra Ravinatarajan, MPharm RPh

Susie Jin, RPh CDE CRE

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify individuals who are at high risk of herpes zoster (HZ) and HZ complications
  • Implement NACI recommendations for HZ vaccination in practice
  • Apply Best Practices in ‚Äúcatching-up‚ÄĚ HZ immunizations

Accreditation

This continuing education lesson is designed primarily for pharmacists and has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for 1.00 CEU(s).
CCCEP File Number: 1066-2022-3537-I-Z
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 1.0
Duration: 1 hr

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