With flu season ramping up, it is the perfect time to assess patients eligible to receive additional vaccines to the flu shot. New recommendations from the CDC state that certain vaccines should be administered based on shared clinical decision making. But what does this mean? Speakers Stephan Foster and David Ha demystify this new terminology and explain why these recommendations should not prevent you from immunizing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how Shared Clinical Decision Making recommendations differ from other ACIP recommendations in respect to vaccines.
  2. List the four vaccines that require Shared Clinical Decision Making.
  3. Describe resources for providers to assist in the discussions with patients concerning vaccines recommended for the Shared Clinical Decision Making Process.

04. Speaker(s)

  • David R. Ha, PharmD, BCIDP, Stanford Health Care
  • Stephan Foster, PharmD, FAPhA

05. Speaker Disclosure Statement

Stephan L. Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, declares receiving honoraria as a speaker and/or advisory board member from the following organizations: Pfizer, Seqirus, Merck Vaccines, and Dynavax.

David Ha, PharmD, BCIDP declares no relevant financial relationships with ACCME defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of the activity.

06. Acknowledgement of support

This program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $199,727 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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09. Contact Hours


ACPE Statement

NCPA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program will provide 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The participant will need to complete the components listed above including a pre-test, video(s), final assessment, and an activity evaluation. Each final assessment is considered complete with a grade of 70% or better. NCPA’s continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time.

Activity Type




Shared Clinical Decision Making
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Shared Clinical Decision Making_Video
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Type:Learning Path
Credit Categories

Estimated Learning Time:


The following credits are available upon completion of these activities.

Total credits:  2
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  09/10/2023