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Course Description

Course Number 20-705788

    According to the World Health Organization, one of the top ten threats to global health in 2019 is another influenza pandemic. Healthcare professionals need to maintain a state of preparedness for this threat and possess the knowledge of influenza vaccines, from both an historical and clinical perspective, to be able to effectively educate patients regarding the importance of influenza vaccination.

  • Course Category | Public Health

  • Original Activity Release Date | 01/20/2019

  • Date of Most Recent Review | 12/07/2021

  • Next Review / Activity Termination Date | 12/06/2024

Educational Goals & Learning Outcomes

     The goal of this course is to increase participants knowledge of influenza vaccines, from both a historical and clinical perspective, enabling them to effectively educate patients and families regarding the importance of influenza vaccination. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Contrast the relationship between influenza virology / epidemiology and vaccine development

  • Illustrate prevention of influenza through sterilizing immunity

  • Demonstrate the amelioration of influenza disease through vaccination

  • Differentiate factors of influenza virus transmission

  • Compare differences in the immune response of the very young to the very old

  • Criticize vaccine hesitancy

About the Course Author(s)

Dr. Nicole M. Bouvier, M.D.

     Dr. Bouvier, M.D. is affiliated with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as an Associate Professor in medicine, infectious diseases and microbiology. Her area of specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in hospitalized patients. The focus of her research is the host, viral and environmental factors which affect the respiratory transmission of influenza viruses. She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine, as well as her fellowship in Infectious Disease, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. To view Dr. Bouvier's full bio click here.

Course Curriculum