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BEYOND THE
NEEDLE PODCAST

A Physician’s Guide to Increasing COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Welcome to Beyond the Needle, a podcast for and by physicians. Sit down with our weekly guest primary care clinicians as we tackle the real-world barriers to COVID-19 vaccination uptake and share our experiences with implementation. Together, we’ll uncover practical solutions to help you and your team incorporate the COVID-19 vaccine into your practice and increase vaccination rates amongst your patients.

Working to honor the struggles and traumas of the pandemic, we will empower the primary care clinician to feel confident in implementing COVID-19 vaccinations so that their patients can receive the vaccine within their usual site of care.

Join I-VAC Faculty and primary care clinicians from across the state as they share the highs and lows of their experiences and lessons learned throughout the pandemic.

Together, we’ll cover topics like:

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Thank you for joining us as we come together to vaccinate against COVID-19.

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR VACCINE PRACTICES

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Help I-VAC understand your COVID-19 vaccination practices before and after participating in our podcast series and receive a $50 electronic Target gift card.

Assist the I-VAC team and the state of Illinois in meeting your vaccine implementation needs. Complete the readiness survey to help us better understand your current practices and hurdles for implementation. This survey will take approximately five minutes to complete. Three months after completing this survey, you will be asked to complete a follow up evaluation to gauge how your practice has changed and to capture any additional areas you might need assistance with.

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EARN CME CREDITS FOR EACH EPISODE!
Listen to our pre-recorded episodes and earn .50 credit for each episode. Take a short post test and evaluation on the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians online education library and earn credits for your time.

Accreditation
The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 – The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians designates each Online enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™

Nurses and nurse Practitioners can submit Certificates of Attendance to their accrediting board to claim credit for participation.

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EPISODE GUIDE

Episode 2 – Covid – What Now?? Overcoming Barriers and Frustrations During COVID-19

Ep.2 What Now?? Overcoming Barriers and Frustrations During COVID-19 Episode Description Mustafa Alavi, M.D. and Marian Sassetti, M.D. introduce the podcast series and explain, in their own words, the goals and hopes for the series. They will look back and honor our struggles and traumas that got us to this point and pause to acknowledge how much we have accomplished in such a short time.  They will share the highs and lows of their experiences [...]

Episode 1 – Welcome to Beyond the Needle

Ep.1 Welcome to Beyond the Needle Episode Description Mustafa Alavi, M.D. and Marian Sassetti, M.D. introduce the podcast series and explain, in their own words, the goals and hopes for the series. They will look back and honor our struggles and traumas that got us to this point and pause to acknowledge how much we have accomplished in such a short time.  They will share the highs and lows of their experiences and lessons learned [...]

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We’re building this series based on the needs of our provider community. We want to hear from you! Send us your questions, concerns, and thoughts on COVID-19 vaccine implementation and our staff will work to address these throughout the series.

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