Avoid Delay: Shingles Risk and Prevention in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

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In this series of concise Medical Minute videos with downloadable slides and companion commentaries, hear experts discuss key strategies for increasing awareness of the risk factors and burden of shingles among older adults and strategies for shingles vaccine implementation in the COVID-19 era and beyond.
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Dalilah Restrepo, MD
Tracy Zivin-Tutela, MD

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What puts your patients at risk for shingles? Review the risk factors for shingles and the complications that can occur in unvaccinated people.

Tracy Zivin-Tutela, MD Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Released: August 10, 2021 Expired: No longer available for credit

Review these slides on the epidemiology, risks, and complications of shingles in older patients and patients with immunosuppression.

Tracy Zivin-Tutela, MD Released: September 22, 2021

Who should receive the shingles vaccine and when? Review updated indications for the recombinant zoster vaccine and guidance on its use.

Tracy Zivin-Tutela, MD Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Released: September 29, 2021 Expired: No longer available for credit

Review these slides on expert guidance and recommendations on vaccination against shingles with the recombinant zoster vaccine.

Tracy Zivin-Tutela, MD Released: September 29, 2021

What are the potential complications of shingles, and how can they best be avoided? What should you recommend to patients who have missed or delayed vaccines due to the pandemic lockdown? Review expert guidance on shingles vaccination to prevent shingles and its complications in the COVID-19 era.

person default Dalilah Restrepo, MD Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Released: November 10, 2021 Expired: No longer available for credit

Review these slides on expert guidance and recommendations on vaccination to prevent shingles and its complications, in the COVID-19 era

person default Dalilah Restrepo, MD Released: November 10, 2021

What are the barriers to shingles vaccination, and how can healthcare professionals overcome them, especially during COVID-19? Which strategies have been shown to increase vaccination rates and reduce disparities? Review expert guidance here.

person default Dalilah Restrepo, MD Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Released: December 3, 2021 Expired: No longer available for credit

Review these slides on expert guidance and recommendations on shingles vaccination rates and increasing vaccine uptake in the COVID-19 era.

person default Dalilah Restrepo, MD Released: December 3, 2021

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