Webinar to focus on flu prevention in older adults

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Webinar to focus on flu prevention in older adults

By David Salazar - 01/10/2019
Sanofi Pasteur will be offering a live educational webcast for pharmacists aimed at helping pharmacists understand the impact the flu can have on older patients and those with chronic conditions.

The webinar, “The Role of the of the Pharmacist in Helping to Prevent Influenza in Older Adults,” will be presented by Michael Hogue, dean of the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy and speaker of the American Pharmacists Association House of Delegates. Recently, it was announced that Hogue was elected president-elect of the APhA, an office he will assume in 2019-2020 prior to taking over as APhA’s 165th president in March 2020.

The presentation will focus on the medical burden and economic impact of the flu on patients older than 50 years old, as well as how the flu can exacerbate chronic conditions. It will feature a review of data on two flu vaccines that were compared to standard-dose flu vaccines for efficacy and safety in older adults. It also will feature strategies to improve immunization rates to prevent the flu in older patients.

The webinar will take place Jan. 24 at 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. EST. To register, click here.

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