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The Importance of Adult Vaccines

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Estimated Time to Complete Activity

Each of the four videos will take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.


Gregory A. Poland, MD, MACP, FIDSA is the Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine and Director of the Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he investigates issues surrounding vaccine response and novel vaccines important to public health.

William A. Villaume, PhD is Emeritus Professor at Auburn University and is a consultant with Berger Consulting, which provides Motivational Interviewing training to health care professionals. Dr. Villaume is co-author of Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals.

Who Should Participate

This activity is designed for a broad primary care audience that includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, case managers and any other clinician whose scope of practice includes communicating with adult patients about vaccinations.

Overview of Methods and Participation

This four-video program is designed to briefly review current adult vaccine recommendations and introduce specific communication concepts, including cognitive style-based strategies and motivational interviewing (MI), to help clinicians communicate effectively with their adult patients about the need for vaccination. Key communication components will be explained, and video demonstrations of interacting with patients will be shown. Participants will be encouraged to consider how to integrate these strategies into their practice setting. Videos can be viewed and credit can be provided separately, although participation in the entire program is recommended.


Each of the four activities is eligible for 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To receive credit, participants must view each of the videos, complete each test answering 2 out of 3 questions correctly, and complete an evaluation form in order to receive and print out a CME certificate.

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • A broadband internet connection
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP or later; Mac OS X 10.4 or later; iOS 5.0 or later
  • Web browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome; Apple Safari; Apple Mobile Safari
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.0 or later (Available at:, if running on desktop

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of all four videos, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify barriers and facilitators to adult vaccination.
  2. Describe the spirit and skills of cognitive style-based communication strategies and MI as they apply to adult vaccination.
  3. Differentiate between what MI is and what it is not.

Acknowledgement Statement

This activity is funded through an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline to the Partnership for Adult Vaccination and Education (PAVE) Collaborative.

Partnership for Adult Vaccination and Education is a collaboration between the following organizations:


The faculty reported the following:

  • Gregory A. Poland, MD, MACP, FIDSA has disclosed that he is the chair of a Safety Evaluation Committee for investigational vaccine trials being conducted by Merck Research Laboratories; he offers consultative advice to Merck & Co. Inc., CSL Biotherapies, Avianax, Sanofi Pasteur, Dynavax, Novartis Vaccines and Therapeutics, PAXVAX Inc, Theraclone Sciences, MedImmune LLC, Liquidia Technologies, Inc., and Novavax; and royalties have been issued to him from the licensing of technology used in smallpox research to TapImmune, Inc.
  • William A. Villaume, PhD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planning staff has nothing to disclose.

Designation and Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Physicians’ Institute for Excellence in Medicine. The Physicians’ Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Physicians’ Institute for Excellence in Medicine designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Terms of Use

These vaccination training materials are copyrighted by and licensed for use by the PAVE Partnership. By downloading, printing or storing the content, you are committing (1) to only use the content for educational, non-commercial use, (2) that you will not copy or post the content on any network computer or broadcast the content in any media format, and (3) that you will not modify or alter the content, copyright or trademark notification in any way.


This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Copyright Statement

© All documents accessed from this page are viewed as a resource of the PAVE Partnership and are Copyright. ©2013 Partnership for Adult Vaccination and Education. All rights reserved.


December 12, 2014