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Geriatric Pharmacy Webinar Series 

Geriatric Pharmacy SIG Webinar 1 

Topic: Beyond Flu Shots: Update on Immunizations for Older Adults

The pharmacist's role in vaccine delivery and education is expanding. This dynamic webinar will review the current CDC as well as CMS vaccination recommendations for elderly patients as well as discuss some of the new vaccine technologies that are encountered in clinical practice. The clinical trial data that is available for geriatric patients on new vaccine products will be reviewed and compared to traditional vaccinations. The session will conclude with a review of the pharmacists role in vaccine delivery and education.


·         List the vaccine-preventable diseases common in the elderly.

·         Identify the main elements of the latest CDC immunization schedule for older adults including protection against influenza, pneumococcal diseases, varicella zoster, and tetanus as well as the CMS immunization requirements for long-term care residents.

·         Compare and contrast the efficacy, adverse reactions, cost, and formulations of different vaccines commonly given to the elderly.

·         Identify recent developments in vaccine technology including the new indication for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine-13 for adults, the availability of the high-dose and intradermal influenza vaccine, the recent approval of the quadrivalent influenza vaccine and the new manufacturing technology utilizing the egg-free growth media.

·         Identify the pharmacist's role in vaccine recommendations, education, and delivery for older adults.

Date: July 22, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 1 pm Eastern Time


Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP
Associate Professor, Midwestern University

Elizabeth Pogge is an associate professor at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale, is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, has her Masters of Public Health in nutrition, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). She practices geriatrics in an ambulatory care clinic at Banner Health Center in Sun City West. She offers anticoagulation, medication therapy management, and cholesterol management services at her site. These past two years she has served on the board of the Arizona Pharmacy Association.

Victoria B. Pho, BS, PharmD, CGP
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M Health Science Center


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