Childhood Immunization in the Pandemic

Childhood Immunization in the Pandemic

Childhood Immunization in the Pandemic

Family MedicineGeneral PracticePaediatrics
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Overview

About this course

Public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic such as social distancing, school closures, cancellation of mass gatherings & travel restrictions led to a decrease in childhood immunizations. Around 80 million children were affected by the disrupted routine immunization, and this puts them at risk for other deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. This e-learning module discusses strategies for routine immunization during the pandemic and summarizes the catch-up vaccination for children and adolescents.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to
  • Learn how the pandemic affected routine childhood vaccinations
  • Know the effect of the disruption and delay in routine vaccinations
  • Identify strategies for routine vaccinations during the pandemic
  • Review the catch-up vaccination schedule for children and adolescents

Topics covered

  • Effect of the pandemic on routine vaccination
  • Effect of the disruption and delay of routine vaccination
  • Strategies for routine vaccination in the pandemic
  • Catch-up vaccination for children and adolescents

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members
  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.