Update on COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids 5-11 Years Old
Let's Talk: Pediatric Vaccine for COVID-19: Update on the Vaccine for Kids 5-11 Years Old, Boosters and Omicron
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
8:00 - 9:00 PM
Presentation followed by Q & A
Trude Haecker, MD, FAAP
President, PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Medical Director of Global Patient Services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director of Reach Out and Read
Paul Offit, MD, FAAP
Division of Infectious Diseases
Vaccine Education Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania
By the conclusion of this Webinar, program participants will be able to:
- Describe the basic structure and results of the Pfizer COVID vaccine trial involving 5-11 year-old children
- Discuss the potential benefits of a third "booster" dose of COVID vaccine for different patient populations
- Describe the risks of myocarditis and other inflammatory syndromes associated with COVID infection, and possibly with COVID vaccines
- Compare the clinical characteristics of the emerging Omicron variant to earlier variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals attending this program will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 1.0 hours of continuing education in a CME accredited program. For nurses, these hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.
Management of Conflict of Interest:
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
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