This activity is intended for healthcare providers delivering care to women and their families.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Discuss key counseling points when discussing COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy
2. Describe the current SMFM recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.5 hours
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
Faculty: Susan J. Gross, MD, receives consulting fees from Cradle Genomics, and has financial interest in The ObG Project, Inc.
Planners and Managers: The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
Fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity are as posted on The ObG Project website. During the period from through , participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation. Upon registering and successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The ObG Project. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hours.
Designated for 0.25 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.Read Disclaimer & Fine Print
SMFM has released updated guidance on vaccination in pregnancy and lactation. The document addresses multiple topics, including perinatal risks associated with COVID-19 and the efficacy of the various vaccines now available in the US.
SMFM recommends that pregnant, postpartum, and lactating people and those
considering pregnancy receive the COVID-19 vaccination
Vaccination is the best method to reduce maternal and fetal complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection
Counseling to support the recommendation for vaccination should include available data on vaccine efficacy, as well as data on vaccine safety during pregnancy and lactation
Provider counseling has been shown to have a significant positive impact on patient vaccination
mRNA Vaccines (Pfizer | Moderna)
Adenoviral-Vector Vaccine (Janssen Biotech Ad26.COV2.S; Pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson)
Note: CDC and FDA have determined that while rare, there is an increased risk for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and at other sites in combination with thrombocytopenia. Heparin, which is used to manage typical VTE, may exacerbate the clinical situation | The determination has been made following data review that “the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older”
Adenoviral-Vector Vaccine (Janssen Biotech)
Note: CDC recommends that “vaccinated persons continue to follow all current guidance to protect themselves and others from infection, including wearing a mask, handwashing, and social distancing, and adhere to quarantine guidance after exposure to COVID-19”
COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may now be administered without regard to timing
This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines on the same day, as well as coadministration within 14 days
It is unknown whether reactogenicity of COVID-19 vaccine is increased with coadministration, including with other vaccines known to be more reactogenic, such as adjuvanted vaccines or live vaccines
When deciding whether to coadminister another vaccine(s) with COVID-19 vaccine, providers should consider whether the patient is behind or at risk of becoming behind on recommended vaccines, their risk of vaccine-preventable disease (e.g., during an outbreak or occupational exposures), and the reactogenicity profile of the vaccines
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presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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