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Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes: Anti-Vaxxer Rhetoric and the Role of Storytelling

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Date: Jun 3, 2021 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM



CE Hours


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Registration closes on Jun 10, 2021 05:00 PM

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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No external funding has been obtained for this activity. The speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose and state that the decisions made for program development were free of the control of a commercial interest.



Registration closes on Jun 10, 2021 at 05:00 PM

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This CE will provide answers to commonly proposed anti-vaccine arguments. Topics to be addressed include the autism debate, controversial ingredients in vaccines, “crowded” dosing schedules, and the prevalence of vaccine injury. This session will also discuss how to utilize story-telling to engage with anti-vaccine activists.



  • Identify the origins and original arguments of the anti-vaccine movement
  • Analyze the common reasons individuals choose to refuse vaccines
  • Evaluate immunological principles utilized in the production and administration of vaccines frequently targeted by the anti-vaccine community
  • Review vaccine-preventable disease consequences and patient cases
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques to refuting anti-vaccine claims


Lina Poindexter, PharmD
PGY-1 pharmacy resident, Shenandoah University

Brief Bio : Dr. Lina Poindexter is the current PGY-1 pharmacy resident at Winchester Medical Center. She received her PharmD from Campbell University. Her professional interests include internal medicine, transitions of care, and interprofessional collaboration. In her spare time, she enjoys composing music, playing piano, watching documentaries, and spending time with her family.
Disclosure : The speaker has nothing to disclose.

Activity Number

Date: 06/03/21
Time: 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

CE Hours



Valley Health
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