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Vaccinations In Older Adults
August 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
As a healthcare provider, you play a crucial role in promoting and administering immunizations for older adults. Immunizations are essential in protecting older adults from preventable diseases and improving their overall health and quality of life.
During this Webinar, Allison Hursman, PharmD, discussed vaccines in older adults, including risks and benefits and addressing safety concerns.
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- Discuss risks and benefits of vaccines in older adults
- Explain the timing, side effects and administration of vaccinations in older adults
- Describe how to address patient concerns regarding vaccines and provide informed recommendations
Speaker: Allison Hursman, PharmD
Allison Hursman is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist who works as Population Health pharmacist at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. She has a diverse pharmacy background that includes work in the community pharmacy and ambulatory care setting while teaching in the pharmacy program at North Dakota State University. Allison has worked to implement and coordinate vaccination clinics and outreach events. She has taught the immunizations course for pharmacy students and has lead research projects related to impacting vaccination rates at the pharmacy. In her free time, Allison enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with family and friends.