Infectious Disease

(Pharmacy) Herpes Zoster (HZ) Complications and Prevention Strategies

Herpes zoster (HZ) is a vaccine-preventable disease that can result in long-term and serious complications. This program will discuss potential complications associated with HZ, which people are at high risk of complications, and will also review the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommendations for vaccination against HZ. The overall goal of the program is […]

DURATION

45 min

PROFESSION

Pharmacy

# OF CREDITS

1.0

ACCREDITATION

CCCEP

EXPIRY DATE

2024-01-12

Herpes zoster (HZ) is a vaccine-preventable disease that can result in long-term and serious complications. This program will discuss potential complications associated with HZ, which people are at high risk of complications, and will also review the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommendations for vaccination against HZ. The overall goal of the program is to increase pharmacists’ confidence in protecting eligible adults against HZ.


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

Faculty

Angel Chu, CCFP, MHSc, FRCPC, FCFP, NCMP
Susie Jin, RPh CDE CRE
Rick Siemens, B.Sc. Pharm., B.Sc. Biol., CDE, CPT
Pavithra Ravinatarajan, MPharm RPh

Learning objectives

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

  • Summarize the prevalence and burden of herpes zoster (HZ)
  • Describe the potential long-term and serious complications of HZ
  • Discuss the available evidence and new indication for RVZ
  • Routinely implement NACI recommendations for HZ prevention into practice

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 1.0 CEU(s).
CCCEP File Number: 1066-2022-3536-I-P
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 1.0
Duration: 45 min

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