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Adult HBV Vaccination: Overcoming Gaps to Lessen the Burden and Impact

Get an up-to-date understanding of the burden and impact of HBV infection, as well as strategies to overcome barriers to HBV vaccination.

Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hour (0.025 CEUs)

Physicians: Maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hour

Released: March 22, 2022

Expiration: March 21, 2023

No longer available for credit.



Robert G. Gish

Robert G. Gish, MD

Medical Director
Complex GI and Specialty Services
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC
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Supported by an educational grant from

VBI Vaccines Inc

Target Audience

The target audience will include Primary Care and relevant specialty (eg, endocrinology, transplant medicine, gastroenterology) physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice nurses, and other members of the care team responsible for making immunization plans in adults.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Apply insights on the burden of disease of HBV in the US to your own patient population, including prevalence, transmission, and outcomes
  • Integrate strategies to overcome barriers to HBV vaccination into patient care strategies, including identification of adult populations that are at high risk for infections and poor outcomes


Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Faculty Disclosure

Primary Author

Robert G. Gish, MD

Medical Director
Complex GI and Specialty Services
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California

Robert G. Gish, MD, has disclosed that he has received funds for research support from Gilead Sciences; has received consulting fees from Abbott, AbbVie, Altimunne, Antios, Arrowhead, Dynavax, Eiger, Eisai, Enyo, Fibronostics, Fujifilm/Wako, Genentech, Genlantis, Gerson Lehrman Group, Gilead Sciences, Helios, Hepatx, HepQuant, Intercept, Janssen, Merck, Perspectum, Pfizer, Quest, Sonic Incytes, and Topography Health, and Venatorx; has served on advisory boards for AbbVie, Antios, Dynavax, Enyo, Genentech, Genlantis, Gilead, Helios, HepaTX, HepQuant, Intercept, Janssen, Merck, Pfizer and Prodigy; serves on current clinical trials alliance for Topography Health; and has served on data and safety monitoring boards for Altimmune, Arrowhead, CymaBay, and Durect; serves on speakers bureaus for AbbVie, BMS, Eisai, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, and Intercept; and has stock options with Eiger, Genlantis, HepQuant, AngioCrine, HepaTx.

Staff Disclosure


Petra Cravens, PhD

Editorial Contributor

Petra Cravens, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS

Scientific Director

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Julie Skowronski, FNP-BC

Julie Skowronski, NP, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Courtney Smith, PharmD, MS

Courtney Smith, PharmD, MS, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Instructions for Credit


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hours.

Credit Designation

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-22-086-H01-P.

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information 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.

Additional Information

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.25 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from March 22, 2022, through March 21, 2023:

1. Register online at
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 100% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.


The goal of this program is to improve HCPs’ knowledge of the importance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination in adults and their competence in increasing utilization of established and emerging HBV vaccines in adults.