Category: Education

Timely consultations relevant for family medicine, primary care, and general internal medicine topics for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. Offering CME credit for most episodes at https://ce.mayo.edu/podcast. Produced by @MayoMedEd.

January 21, 2021

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 59: Mayo Clinic Q&A - Expert Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded on January 11, 2021. 

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Guest:  Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland) 

Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd

The U.S. rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is reportedly ramping up with news that nearly all available doses will soon be released to the American public. 

"The new COVID-19 variants are traveling quickly, and this is a warning that we need to take precautions," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group

Dr. Poland says these new variants are a consequence of an RNA virus being transmitted from human to human. "Even after we get our vaccines, we still need to wear masks out in public. We still need to maintain physical distancing. And we still need to wash our hands until about 80% of people get their COVID-19 vaccines," Dr. Poland emphasizes.In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland goes into detail about the COVID-19 vaccines, including "sterilizing immunity," testing for antibodies after receiving the vaccine, the possibility of booster doses in the future and much more. 

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19 

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May 3, 2020

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 21: Mayo Q & A - Maintaining Routine Vaccine Schedules During COVID-19

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in April, 2020.

Guest:  Tina Ardon, M.D. (@TinaArdon)

Host: Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 117 million children in 37 countries may be missing out on the lifesaving measles vaccine. The WHO had issued some guidelines to help countries sustain immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, discusses the importance of childhood vaccinations. Dr. Ardon also discusses masking guidelines for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

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February 25, 2020

COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 4: Prepare for a Pandemic

Episode Recorded February 25, 2020

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Guest: Pritish K. Tosh, M.D. (@DrPritishTosh)

Host: John M. Wilkinson, M.D.

“At this point, we need to prepare for a pandemic within the United States and try to shift our mode from thinking about taking care of 1 or 2 of these patients, if it were to come up, to really transforming thinking about, well how we’re going to do this across the country?”

- Pritish K. Tosh, M.D. 

As the spread of COVID-19 expands and index cases become harder to trace the advice is shifting to community preparedness for a pandemic. Family physician, Dr. John Wilkinson, sits down with infectious disease expert Dr. Pritish Tosh to discuss updates for health care providers on the COVID-19 outbreak.

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For the most up to date COVID-19 (Novel 2019 Coronavirus) information:

October 1, 2019

Increasing Immunization Rates – Would You Like Fries with That?

Guest: Robert M. Jacobson, M.D. (@RobertJMD)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

What are the true contraindications for the flu vaccine? How early is too early for your patients to get vaccinated? Dr. Robert Jacobson discusses the ins and outs of vaccines, how to respond to common reasons patients don’t want to get vaccinated, and how to increase your practice’s vaccination rates.

Tips @14:54: It’s more of a stop sign than “do you want fries with that?”

TLDR: Listen at 19:21 for Dr. Jacobson’s must-know tips!

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June 18, 2019

Addressing Misinformation and Vaccine Hesitancy in a Post-Fact Society

Guest: Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland)

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

The World Health Organization has listed vaccine hesitancy as a Top 10 Global Health Threat. How do you discuss vaccine myths with vaccine hesitant patients? What are the true risks associated with vaccines? How do you navigate conversation with a patient who refuses a flu vaccine because they had one in the past and still got the flu? Dr. Gregory Poland discusses vaccine hesitancy, immunization in pregnancy, late-season flu vaccines, antigenic burden and the evidence behind single session multiple vaccine administration, and the ethics of health care provider immunizations.

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Deeper Dive:

December 5, 2016

Truthful and Fearless

Today’s talk, Truthful and Fearless - Talking Through Vaccine Hesitancy, was presented by Nicole K. Callahan, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Derek L. Weyhrauch. It was given at the Internal Medicine Review Conference in September, 2015 in Rochester, Minnesota. ©2016 Mayo Foundation of Medical Education and Research