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Aging and Immunity: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults
Presenter: Jennifer A. Dillaha, MD
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on 
Aging and Immunity: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults. 

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about 
Aging and Immunity: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
04/04/2018 -04/04/2021


1. The participant will be able to list 3 age-related adaptations in the immune system that may increase risk for disease.
2. The participant will be able to describe the short and long term consequences of shingles.
3. The participant will be able to describe the ACIP recommendations for use of the Herpes Zoster Vaccines.


1. Boraschi D. Ageing and Immunity: Addressing Immune senescence to ensure healty ageing. Vaccine. 2010; 28:3627-2631.
2. Dooling et. al. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines. MMWR. 2018;67:103-108.
3. John AR et al. Herpes Zoster in the Older Adult. Infect Dis Clin N Am. 2017;31:811-826.9

Biographical Info

Jennifer Dillaha, MD

Jennifer Dillaha, MD is the Medical Director for Immunizations at the Arkansas Department of Health. Her charge in that role is to improve Arkansas' immunization rates, particularly among adults. She is uniquely prepared for that role as a physician with specialty training in internal medicine and sub specialty training in Infectious disease and in geriatric medicine.

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Priya Mendiratta, MD
Paula Podrazik, MD
Gohar Azhar, MD
Susan Smithwick, MD

Lisa C Hutchison, PharmD, MPH

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       View the entire activity online 
3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 65% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).

Direct Provider Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 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.

Designation Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy statement

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all provided and jointly provided educational activities.  All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity, directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship.  Financial relationships of immediate family members must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship(s) could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content.  The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Individuals who refuse to disclose are disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.

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