Infectious Disease

Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters – What You Need to Know to Educate and Protect Your Patients…

Vaccines have made a significant difference in the risk of severe outcomes associated with COVID-19. Over the last 2.5 years, new variants have occurred that have led to changes in transmissibility and outcomes compared to the original SARS-CoV-2 virus. The omicron variant has significant mutations that are associated with an increase in transmissibility and higher […]

DURATION

1 hr

PROFESSION

Physician, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Medical Resident, Student, Specialist

# OF CREDITS

0

ACCREDITATION

Unaccredited

EXPIRY DATE

2023-09-28

Vaccines have made a significant difference in the risk of severe outcomes associated with COVID-19. Over the last 2.5 years, new variants have occurred that have led to changes in transmissibility and outcomes compared to the original SARS-CoV-2 virus. The omicron variant has significant mutations that are associated with an increase in transmissibility and higher risk of immune escape from current vaccines. The recently approved bivalent mRNA vaccines offer a different strategy to address the omicron variant. In this webinar, experts will review the key clinical considerations for this new booster so healthcare professionals can address:

  • Why the bivalent booster was introduced
  • How it compares to current boosters in terms of immune response
  • The safety of this new vaccine option
  • Common patient questions regarding the bivalent booster option

This program has received funding from Moderna.

Faculty

Peter Lin, MD, CCFP

David Strain, MBChB, MD, FRCP

Vivien Brown, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP

Allison McGeer, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education video participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the efficacy of current mRNA boosters in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and its severe outcomes
  • List reasons that the omicron variant requires a different booster strategy to protect patients
  • Describe the immune response and safety of bivalent boosters compared to current mRNA COVID-19 boosters
  • Address common patient questions and concerns regarding the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0
Duration: 1 hr

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