On September 12, 2023, CDC recommended that everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. These vaccines have been updated to include a monovalent (single) component that corresponds to the Omicron variant XBB.1.5.
During this webinar, presenters will provide updates about the latest recommendations and clinical considerations for administering COVID-19 and discuss resources and communication strategies that may help improve vaccination uptake. Updates will also be provided on the provision of state-supplied COVID-19 vaccines and RSV immunization.
- Shannon McBee, MPH, CHES, State Epidemiologist in the Commissioner's Office at the WV Bureau for Public Health
- Jeff Neccuzi, BS, Vaccine Manager/Vaccines for Children (VFC) Coordinator, Division of Immunization Services, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
- Krista D. Capehart, PharmD, MS, BCACP, FAPhA, Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Director of the Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education and Research at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She is also the Director of Professional and Regulatory Affairs, West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
- Lisa M. Costello, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor in the Department Pediatrics at West Virginia University (WVU) and a Pediatric Hospitalist at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital.
- Julia Daisy Fraustino, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University; Founding Director of the Public Interest Communication Research Laboratory (PIC Research Lab)
An application for 1.5 hours of continuing education has been submitted for this webinar.