Healthcare providers who took an online CME program specific to seasonal influenza in children, and that took into account flu shot hesitancy in parents, were more likely to vaccinate infants against the flu, according to a study out of Western University in Canada. Authors of the paper, which was presented at IDWeek recently, concluded that the results show a distinct cause-and-effect relationship between providing timely clinical education and clinical action by participants. “Timely” may be an especially appropriate word for the flu-specific nature of this study. The current issue of JUCM features an original article (An Urgent Care Approach to Influenza—Before Onset) on the role urgent care providers can play in preventing influenza. CME credit is available for that and for a follow-up piece that focuses on treating patients who do get the flu; that will debut online next week. (For more information on JUCM CME offerings, click here.)

CME Specific to Flu Shots—and Parental Hesitancy—Seems to Improve Immunization Rates
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