Target Audience


This activity is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals of all specialties.

Goals and Objectives


Adult vaccination lags behind the recommendations endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For example, less than half of eligible adults are protected against influenza through vaccination each year in the United States. Clinicians need to be kept abreast of changes in the immunization schedules and they also need assistance in how to advise reluctant patients to become vaccinated. At the conclusion of the session, learners should be better prepared to:

  • Appreciate the major impact that immunization has on preventing morbidity and mortality;
  • Optimally immunize your adult patients.

Course Information


CME Release Date: December 14, 2018
Valid for credit through: December 14, 2019
Course type:  Video lecture

Credits Available


Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Healthcare Professionals

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit


To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • View the educational video of the lecture.
  • Study the educational references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. Learners must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships


As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

George C. Mejicano, MD, MS, FACP, FACEHP

George Mejicano received his medical degree from the University of Illinois and completed his post-graduate training at the University of Wisconsin. He is board certified in both internal medicine and adult infectious diseases and is actively participating and meeting all requirements stipulated by the ABIM regarding Maintenance of Certification. He is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). His clinical interests include travel medicine, antibiotic resistance, and emerging infections. Dr. Mejicano has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the CDC and was Interim Head of the Section of Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health from 2007-08.

In addition to his clinical qualifications, Dr. Mejicano has a Master’s degree in adult education from the University of Wisconsin. His educational interests include competency-based medical education and outcomes assessment. He has done research on how education can lead to improvements in medical practice and was awarded the Felch Award for Research in Continuing Medical Education by the Alliance for CME in 2002.

Disclosure:

  • Dr.Mejicano has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
  • Dr. Mejicano does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Planning Committee
The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to declare:
Jennifer Price, MA, SMA CME Program Manager

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