The CDC is anticipated to recommend COVID-19 Omicron booster shots for children 5 years of age and older by mid-October 2022. This West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Update webinar on Friday, Oct. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will provide an overview of the recommendations for the Omicron COVID-19 booster shots and clinical guidance for administering these vaccines. An overview of the findings from a statewide survey to determine West Virginians' intentions to receive COVID-19 Omicron booster shots will be provided during this webinar as well.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- State the CDC’s recommendations for COVID-19 Omicron booster vaccination;
- Describe clinical considerations for administering the Omicron COVID-19 booster vaccines; and
- Understand and apply data-driven communication strategies for communicating with the public to boost COVID-19 vaccination confidence.
- Krista D. Capehart, PharmD, MS, BCACP, FAPhA, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Director of the Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education and Research at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She is also the Director of Professional and Regulatory Affairs at the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
- Lisa M. Costello, MD, MPH, FAAP, is an assistant professor in the Department Pediatrics at West Virginia University (WVU) and a Pediatric Hospitalist at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital.
- Julia Daisy Fraustino, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University, where she is founding director of the Public Interest Communication Research Laboratory (PIC Research Lab) in the Media Innovation Center.
Register online for this free webinar. Registration is limited to the first 250 registrants.
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The CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine has approved 1 contact hour of continuing education for Physicians, Pharmacists, and Nurses. Please see the event webpage for detailed continuing education information.
This webinar will be recorded and archived on the event webpage with CEUs available for those who complete the archived webinar and webinar evaluation by November 28, 2022.
The WV Immunization Network (WIN) is a statewide immunization coalition of over 400 members from the public and private sectors who are focused on improving immunization rates and protecting West Virginians from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Center for Rural Health Development serves as the lead agency for WIN.