ECHO-Chicago: COVID-19 Epidemiology & Vaccine Updates
This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant number 1 NU50CK000588-01-00. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the availability of the vaccine within the United States;
- Identify how to use of motivational interviewing as a strategy to build vaccine confidence;
- List COVID-19 vaccine safety guidelines and how to communicate them to the patients;
- Discuss what is known about the COVID-19 variants in the U.S. and how they impact the efficacy of the vaccine;
- Describe how to advise special patient populations such as immunocompromised and pregnant about vaccines;
- State the newest guidance about what can and cannot be done after being vaccinated (e.g., travel, mask use, in-person meeting);
- Explain drivers of the changing epidemiological profile of COVID-19 like more infections among youths and what is driving these cases and the upsurge of infections in spite of vaccination;
- Summarize how to manage patients post-COVID (e.g., treatments, cardiovascular screening, signs of long-COVID).
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
University of Chicago
Infection Prevention and Control Advisor
Technical Unit, Americares
Breanna Lathrop, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC
Chief Operations Officer
Good Samaritan Health Center
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