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2/2/2021 - Medical Grand Rounds: Update on COVID, COVID Vaccine and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the safety and efficacy of Covid vaccine.
  • Recognize the changing epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19.
  • Improve will be able to counsel patients to overcome vaccine hesitancy

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Accreditation Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements:

  1. Beigel JH, et al. Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 – Final Report. N Engl J Med. 2020;383(19):1813-1826. Bogart LM, et al. COVID-19 Related Medical Mistrust, Health Impacts, and Potential Vaccine Hesitancy Among Black Americans Living With HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 Feb 1;86(2):200-207.
  2. Chou W-Y, Budenz A. Considering Emotion in COVID-19 Vaccine Communication: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Fostering Vaccine Confidence. Health Commun. 2020 Dec;35(14):1718-1722.
  3. Egede LE and Walker RJ. Structural Racism, Social Risk Factors, and Covid-19 - A Dangerous Convergence for Black Americans. N Engl J Med. 2020 Sep 17;383(12):e77.
  4. Fang FC, et al. COVID-19 - Lessons Learned and Questions Remaining. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 26. pii: 5940148.
  5. Goodman KE, et al. Impact of Sex and Metabolic Comorbidities on COVID-19 Mortality Risk Across Age Groups: 66,646 Inpatients Across 613 U.S. Hospitals. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 18. pii: 6041643.
  6. Gottlieb RL, Nirula A, Chen P, et al. Effect of Bamlanivimab as Monotherapy or in Combination With Etesevimab on Viral Load in Patients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. Published online January 21, 2021.
  7. Gu W, et al. Associations of Early COVID-19 Cases in San Francisco With Domestic and International Travel. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 31;71(11):2976-2980.
  8. Hanson KE, et al. Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Diagnosis of COVID-19:Serologic Testing. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 12. pii: 5904785.
  9. Price-Haywood EG, et al. Hospitalization and Mortality among Black Patients and White Patients with Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020;382(26):2534-2543.
  10. Puri N, et al. Social Media and Vaccine Hesitancy: New Updates for the Era of COVID-19 and Globalized Infectious Diseases. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 2020;16(11):2586-2593.
  11. Roy B, et al. Health Care Workers’ Reluctance to Take the Coivd-19 Vaccine: A Consumer-Marketing Approach to Identifying and Overcoming Hesitancy. NEJM Catal Innov Care Deliv. 2020 Dec 29: 10.1056/CAT.20.0676.
  12. Scozzi D, et al. Circulating Mitochondrial DNA is an Early Indicator of Severe Illness and Mortality from COVID-19. JCI Insight. 2021 Jan 14.
  13. Shimabukuro T, Narayan N. Allergic Reactions Including Anaphylaxis after Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. JAMA. Published online January 21, 2021.
  14. Wang Y, et al. Spatiotemporal Characteristics of COVID-19 Epidemic in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 8. pii: 5868985.
  15. WHO Solidarity Trial Consortium. Repurposed Antiviral Drugs for Covid-19 — Interim WHO Solidarity Trial Results. N Engl J Med. 2020 Dec 2. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2023184.

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This educational activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Victoria Fraser, MD — Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and Chair Department of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Physician-In-Chief, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Director, Clinical Research Training Center, Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Fraser receives grant/research support from NIH, CDC, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr Fraser's spouse is Chief Clinical Officer of Cigna/Express Scripts.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.