This 1-hour accredited eCME program supports primary care professionals in building their knowledge and skill on the topic of influenza prevention in children 6 months to 2 years of age. The program will explore the burden of disease in this population, the importance of annual vaccination, provide efficient and effective ways to offer annual influenza vaccination to parents of children 6 months to 2 years of age and will consider barriers to vaccination including parental vaccine hesitancy and the lack of awareness of the importance of annual influenza vaccination.
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ Credit(s). Cert+ Program ID#: 188471
- Noni MacDonald, MD, MSc, FRCPC.
- William A. Fisher, PhD, FCAHS.
- John Axler, MD, CCFP, FCFP.
- Brian Aw, MD, CCFP, CTH®.
- Emily Moon, BSc, MD, CCFP.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Explain particular importance of influenza immunization in children 6 months to 2 years of age.
- Efficiently and effectively offer influenza immunization to parents of children 6 months to 2 years of age.
- Navigate vaccine hesitancy in parents including steps to mitigate pain on immunization.
- Provide influenza immunization to this population in accordance with national guidelines.