COVID-19 Vaccination Supplement- Pharmacist

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  Credits  1.5

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In response to the current need for rapidly increasing COVID-19 vaccinations in the US, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has expanded the pool of COVID-19 vaccinators. In addition to physicians and nurses, the DHHS expanded COVID-19 vaccine authority to include pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and pharmacy technicians nationwide. The DHHS also issued a guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) which authorizes qualified pharmacy technicians acting under the supervision of a pharmacist to administer childhood vaccines recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and approved or licensed by the FDA, to children 3 to 18 years old during the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of state laws.
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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Author
Christina G. Rivera
PharmD, BCPS
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

  • List the requirements for pharmacists, technicians, and pharmacy interns to become certified immunizers.
  • Describe the similarities and differences between the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines with the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. List contraindications and possible side effects.
  • Discuss the administration procedures that are required for all COIVD-19 vaccines; include the necessary equipment and medications to have on site. 
  • State the storage requirements for each COVID-19 vaccine; both prior to breaking the vial seals and after the vials are punctured.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
    876772
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0798-0000-21-184-H06-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.