1-hour On-Demand: COVID-19 Vaccination Boosters

Course Description & Information:

  • There are three vaccines to prevent Covid-19 available in the United States – one DNA-vector vaccine, and two messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. All three have been remarkably successful in protecting recipients from SARS-CoV-2 infection, and severe sequelae, including hospitalization. The potential need for booster doses was foreseen early on while continuing to strive for more ubiquitous vaccination nation-wide. In the mean-time, expanded approval, and Emergency Use Authorizations, have made understanding who should receive which dose of vaccine more complicated. This presentation addresses the background technologies for currently employed Covid vaccines, and approved and authorized dosing and boosting for various patient populations.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-21-043-H06-P, IRD: 11-12-21, ERD: 11-12-2024. Knowledge based activity.
  • Expiration Date: 11-12-2023
  • Level: Intermediate

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines available in the United States, and their mechanisms for protecting recipients from getting CoViD-19.
  • Explain which vaccines are authorized in the United States for specific age groups, and any dose variations that are recommended for those age groups.
  • Summarize why there is a need for booster doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.
  • Suggest “crossover” boosters for previously vaccinated recipients.

Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 1 Contact Hour

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals (2 hours of pharmacotherapeutic credit), Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance required.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Blaine Smith, PhD, PharmD

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