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Vaccination Updates in Primary Care: Recent Data and Strategies to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy and Suboptimal Immunization Rates


David Cennimo, MD 
Associate Professor
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Union, New Jersey

Intended Learners

This conference is designed for primary care physicians, family medicine specialists, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators, and other related healthcare professionals involved in primary care.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to

  • Assess recent data on new HPV and pneumococcal vaccine approvals and updated indications
  • Evaluate current vaccination recommendations and address instances of interrupted or delayed routine immunizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify vaccine hesitancy challenges for PCPs and incorporate evidence-based strategies, including patient education, into practice to improve vaccination uptake and compliance


Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the evaluation form online at, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity (Practical Updates in Primary Care 2021; May 13-15, July 15-17, September 23-25, November 11-13, 2021) are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring webcast.

Release date: January 14, 2022
Expiration date: January 14, 2023
Estimated time to complete: 0.75 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

Hardware/Software Requirements

The evaluation is accessible after the activity via a PC (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7) or Mac (Mac OS 10.x or later) computer with current versions of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. A PDF reader is required for print publications. Please direct technical questions to


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HMP Global designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



This continuing nursing education activity awards .75 contact hour.


This activity is approved for .75 contact hour (0.075 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN JA0006201-0000-22-014-H01-P).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

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HMP Global is an independent provider of continuing medical education.HMP Global has no proprietary or financial interest in medical or healthcare products over which the FDA (USA) or EMA (EU) has regulatory authority.

In accordance with our disclosure policies, HMP Global is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real conflicts of interest between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest) as defined by the ACCME.

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HMP Global has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner.

Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
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The faculty has reported the following:

David Cennimo, MD has nothing to disclose in relation to this activity.

Peter Oettgen has nothing to disclose in relation to this activity.


Peter Oettgen
Preventive Cardiologist Cardiology Division Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Associate Professor Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

Nurse Planner:  Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California


HMP Global planners and staff include Ms. Bielar, Ms. Browne, Ms. Conforti, Ms. Duda, Mr. Harper, Ms. Hines, Ms. Johnson,  Mr. Robbin, Mr. Sellers, and Ms. Tong

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Grant Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.