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WEBINAR: Immunization Innovation – Protecting Public Health
January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Vaccine Innovations: New Products, Policies, and Communication TechniquesWe hope you were able to join the New England QIN-QIO on Tuesday, January 15th for a webinar, presented by Jeffrey Bratberg, Pharm.D. Dr. Bratberg is a clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island with expertise in Infectious Diseases, Pharmacy and Public Health. During this session, we reviewed the 2017-2018 flu season and the trend for the current season. We also discussed how pharmacists impact the overall health of our communities and immunization rates.
- have an increased awareness of new vaccines, vaccine formulations and delivery systems;
- compare and contrast state-level policy changes and their effects on vaccination rates; and,
- understand new research on vaccine communication techniques for vaccine hesistency.
About our Speakers
Jeffrey Bratberg, Pharm.D As a public health pharmacist and academic collaborations officer at the Rhode Island Department of Health, Dr. Bratberg works with staff members and University of Rhode Island faculty to establish collaborative public health projects suitable for student participation and enrichment, including immunization projects. As a professor, he co-coordinates all of the infectious diseases courses at URI, including an elective class focused on communicating vaccine benefits to vaccine hesitant people. As an advocate, he spearheaded a successful effort to authorize pharmacists’ ability to immunize by protocol or prescription in collaboration with the RI Department of Health, the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association (RIPA), and the Ocean State Immunization Coalition (OSIC). Since then, he has taught the American Pharmacists Association immunization certification program to hundreds of practicing pharmacists and student pharmacists, and deliver educational programs on adult immunization promotion pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. He worked to educate the public on emerging infectious diseases and novel vaccines, most recently Zika and Ebola viruses.