When it Comes to the Monovalent COVID-19 Shot, the CDC and WHO Have a Disagreement
Should the monovalent COVID-19 vaccine approved for use this respiratory virus season be given universally or to only those at high risk? There are differences of opinion.
The Exam Room's Secret Weapon for Flu Season
Physician author Terry Brenneman, MD, suggests a key difference between a great clinician and an average one, and it has to do with used car sales. Read more.
COVID-19 Monovalent Vaccines: An ACIP Recommendations Quiz
A 2-question quiz on the ACIP's recommendations on the new COVID-19 monovalent vaccines that provide protection from currently circulating strains.
Influenza Rx in Practice: Which Antiviral Makes Sense?
Influenza B is the diagnosis and the patient wants to start antiviral therapy. Factoring in CDC guidance, patient preference, and price, which of the 4 options makes most sense?
Flu Shots for Your Patients Aged ≥65 Years: 2 Questions
Which influenza vaccines does CDC recommend for older adults and how do the recommended shots differ from the others available? A short quiz.
Climate Change, Power Outages, and Vaccines—Oh No!
You have tens of thousands of dollars worth of vaccines in your office fridge; your area loses power for 5 days after flooding rain. Now what?
When COVID-19 Vaccines & Treatment Aren't Free, What Will they Cost?
In the post COVID-19 pandemic health care emergency era, private and public insurance entities will continue full coverage of the shots - but what about the uninsured?
Is it Time for a Federal "Vaccines for Adults" Program?
A Vaccines for Adults program was proposed in the 2023 US federal budget and is proposed again for 2024. It is time for a VFA and this slide show highlights why.
The Race for an Adult RSV Vaccine: The Last Leg
The FDA has approved 2 vaccines against respiratory syncytial virus in older adults—with final details pending. This 2-question quiz tests how closely you've
We Need the Updated Bivalent COVID-19 Booster, Don’t We?
Need more talking points to help patients grasp the importance of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine? The answers to these 3 questions should help.
Pneumococcal Vaccines for Adults: The Devil is Still in the Details
New CDC recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination for persons aged 19 to 64 years could require some extra thought. This 4-question quiz tests your knowledge.
Is There a Vaccine to Help Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack?
Reducing American's risk for CHD and cardiovascular events gets harder as the population ages and obesity rates climb. Can a vaccine help?
What Does a Meningococcal Vaccine Have to do with an STI?
Vaccine side effects are usually trouble when they make the news. But sometimes, an unexpected result has merit. Find out more.
The Varicella Vaccine and Risk for Shingles: A 2-question Quiz
Universal vaccination against chickenpox with a live-attenuated varicella vaccine began 25 years ago. Were concerns about future shingles outbreaks borne out?
When is Myocarditis Most Severe? 2 Questions on Etiology
Research on myocarditis has found the risk for the condition significantly higher from infection with SARS-CoV-2 vs from mRNA vaccination against it. True or False?
Myocarditis, mRNA Vaccines, and COVID Infection: A Comparisons Quiz
For vaccine-hesitant patients concerned about myocarditis, it may be helpful to provide real-world context. The quiz contains tips on how to do that.
One Office Visit, Multiple Vaccines: When is it OK?
Administering multiple vaccines at the same visit is shown to increase vaccination rates but is not always advisable. Try this quiz on 2 clinical scenarios.
Cash for Vaccination: Is it Effective? Is it Good Policy?
Lotteries with cash incentives and other giveaways are just one example of ways the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way US health care is handled.
Pediatric RSV Vaccines: Why Are We Still Waiting?
I have admitted infants to the hospital every winter for 40 years, yet I still don't have good answers for anxious parents watching their child struggling to breathe.
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Conundrums
Pediatric COVID-19 vaccination can be tricky as vaccine antigen levels vary by age groups. These 3 patient scenarios may help clarify.
Refugee Immunization Requirements: A Quick Quiz
Refresh your memory on refugee immunization recommendations with a 2-question quiz based on a patient scenario.
Name that Vaccine: Which One Could Have Prevented Each of 2 Patient Scenarios?
In this current US catchup vaccination era, which immunization not yet administered could have prevented the illnesses in each situation?
Refugee Immunization Requirements: A Pop Quiz
Refresh your memory on refugee immunization recommendations with a 3-question quiz based on a patient scenario.
New MMR Vaccine Ready for Fall: How Will it Be Different?
The GSK MMR vaccine Priorix is the first new MMR shot to be available since the Merck immunization was approved in 1971. Similar? Different? Find out.
Shingrix: Who Needs It and Who Doesn't?
A 55-year-old healthy man has a rash on his back that is diagnosed as shingles. He has never received any shingles vaccine–is he eligible now? Plus 3 more patient scenarios.
Diphtheria First Choice for Pediatric Immunization: A Short Quiz
How much do you know about diphtheria and the vaccine? Answer these 2 questions to find out.
4 Pediatric Pneumococcal Vaccine Conundrums
SAMPLE: A 7-year-old child newly immigrated to the US has not received any previous pneumococcal vaccines. What does the CDC recommend for this child?
New Choices in Pneumococcal Vaccines: A 4-question Quiz
How much do you know about the latest adult pneumococcal vaccine recommendations from the ACIP? Try your hand at these 4 questions to find out.
Pediatric Vaccination Lost in the Shuffle During COVID-19: A Quiz
How did up-to-date pediatric routine vaccination rates fare during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to before?
Pop Flu Quiz: What does the CDC say?
The CDC recommends ASAP use of antivirals in certain high-risk patient groups. Test your memory of who is in those groups with 2 short questions.
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