Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Concise Review for Clinicians - Vaccine Hesitancy

One of the premier peer-reviewed clinical journals in general and internal medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings is among the most widely read and highly cited scientific publications for physicians, with a circulation of approximately 125,000. Mayo Clinic Proceedings is published by Elsevier and sponsored by Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The mission of Mayo Clinic Proceedings is to promote the best interest of patients by advancing the knowledge and professionalism of the physician community. Since 2009 the Journal has offered CME credit for specific articles from both the Mayo Clinic for Concise Review for Clinicians and specially commissioned Symposia articles (comprehensive coverage on one topic).  

Participation in this activity consists of reviewing articles and responding to a short online test. It is estimated that this activity will take approximately one hour per article.  There is no charge for participating in this Journal CME activity.

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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee:
William Lanier, M.D., Thomas Beckman, M.D., Christopher M. Wittich, M.D., Terry Jopke, Nicki Smith


Robert M Jacobson, MD(1, 2); Jennifer St Sauver, PhD(1, 3); Lila J Finney Rutten, PhD, MPH(1,3)

(1)Population Health Science Program, Robert D and Patricia E Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
(2)Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
(3)Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

None of the planning committee members above have any financial relationships to disclose.

Other than their listed affiliations, the authors received no financial or material support for the work described in the manuscript. Their scholarly efforts at Mayo Clinic made possible through funding from the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. RMJ serves on a Safety Review Committee for Merck & Co for a study of human papillomavirus vaccine safety and on a Data Monitoring Committee for studies of pneumococcal vaccine immunogenicity and safety. 

References to off-label and/or investigational usage(s) of pharmaceuticals or instruments: None 

Target Audience

The target audience for Mayo Clinic Proceedings is primarily internal medicine physicians and other clinicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine and who wish to stay abreast of advances in medical research.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this article, you should be able to: (1) list factors that contribute to modern vaccine hesitancy, (2) identify interventions to improve vaccine uptake that have a strong scientific evidence base, and (3) name three online available resources clinicians can depend upon to support their vaccination efforts.

Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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