Lupus: Open Access

Lupus: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1630


Shruti Saxena-Beem

MD, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

  • Research Article   
    Clinician’s Perceptions of a CME Activity to Increase Knowledge of Vaccination in Adults with Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
    Author(s): Saira Z Sheikh*, Edward G A Iglesia, Matthew Underwood, Shruti Saxena-Beem and Mildred Kwan

    Objective: Annual influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates remain suboptimal in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus despite their higher risk of infections and related complications. The CDC identified lack of knowledge about vaccine guidelines among adult patients and their providers as the most substantial barrier to vaccination coverage. As specialists working with particularly affected populations, rheumatologists, allergists, and immunologists can advise patients regarding gaps in recommended vaccinations. The aim of this study was to describe prescribers’ perceptions of an educational activity that was developed to increase rates of appropriate pneumococcal and influenza vaccination in adults with chronic inflammatory conditions. We were interested in the impact of the educational activity on the knowledge and practice of providers. Methods: We evaluat.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2684-1630.19.4.146.

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