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The Future for Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Lessons from COVID

Total Credits: 1.0 including 0.75 AOA Category 1-A, 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1

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The Future for Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Lessons from COVID
Bob England, MD, MPH

  • Assess some of the factors underlying vaccine hesitancy, including cultural trends
  • Draw upon basic communication techniques to discuss immunization decisions with patients
  • Convey opportunities to participate in changing our existing immunization policies and systems, and to impact underlying cultural trends that are driving resistance to vaccines.

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures
Dr. England has no diclosures.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The AOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Bob England, MD, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Bob is a Public Health doc who has held several State and Local positions over the years, including State Epidemiologist for Arizona and 12 years as the Director for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. He was Interim Director for the Pima County Health Department when the pandemic hit, which continues to ruin his retirement plans.  He is currently the Interim Executive Director of The Arizona Partnership for Immunization.

He’s been passionate about the value of immunizations throughout his career, yet the pandemic continues to teach him a lot that he never really understood.  He wants to share what he has learned about community acceptance of vaccines, and the implications of that and other immunization system issues on our future. 



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