Presentation Information

Jennifer Barnes

Don’t Miss Your Shot to Learn about Immunizations in the NICU

  • Speaker: Jennifer Barnes , PharmD
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME

Many premature infants spend months within neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). During their NICU admission, typical preventive care ideally should also be addressed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that infants and children be vaccinated at the recommended schedule regardless of premature birth. In this presentation, we will review the different immunizations given in the first six months of life that are most relevant to patients in the NICU. Additionally, we will compare distinctive immunogenic and tolerability aspects for the term and preterm population. There is also tremendous growth in new vaccines and viral prophylaxis options coming to market soon. This presentation will also address these new agents and how they are pertinent to the NICU population. So don’t miss your shot to further your immunization knowledge.