COVID-19 Vaccines: Science vs. Anti-science

Needs Statement

Staff physicians and other allied health professionals need to be regularly updated on the guidelines and challenges related to ethics consultation, clinical ethics practice and the role of ethics in shared clinical decision-making. The series aims to increase knowledge of the learners in these topic areas, and to provide the skills and tools for their implementation in clinical practice in order to enhance the quality of patient care.

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, residents, and other health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the impact of the Delta variant among unvaccinated populations in the United States and globally.

  • Describe global failures or weaknesses in the vaccination rate in low-income and middle-income countries, especially in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

  • Review the phase 3 trials of the new “people’s vaccine” for global health.

  • Explain the origins of rising anti-vaccine sentiments and recent shifts in those sentiments.

  • Apply strategies in clinical practice to counter anti-vaccine activities that are detrimental to public health.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Ethics
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Social Work
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Social Work: Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Continuing Professional Development (License Number 7270) is an approved continuing education provider for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. This activity has been approved for 1 continuing education unit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Ethics
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Social Work
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