Available Until 11/3/2023

COVID-19 Vaccine(s) Update from the CDC

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-20-043-H06-P / 0204-0000-20-043-H06-T
Release Date: November 3, 2020
Expiration Date: November 3, 2023
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Free 

 This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview

Once a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus is approved or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, there will be a rapid deployment of vaccine doses and administration supplies allocated for Phase 1 administration. Officials from Operation Warp Speed (OWS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently offered a briefing on the OWS COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy that revealed more information on distribution logistics. Join us for this webinar to hear from Dr. Anita Patel, Pharm.D., MSc, Deputy, Distribution and Data, CDC Vaccine Task Force who will give insight into planning considerations for ordering, distribution, and administration of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, ASHP staff will share an update on resources available related to COVID-19 vaccine candidates.


The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Learning Objectives

  • List state plans for ordering, distribution, and administration of COVID-19 vaccines
  • Describe vaccine supply chain management considerations for leading vaccine candidates
  • Identify resources for tracking COVID-19 vaccine candidates

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


  • Anita Patel, Pharm.D., MSc, Deputy, Distribution and Data, CDC Vaccine Task Force
  • Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, Director of Pharmacy – Lakewood at Truman Medical Centers
  • Bayli Larson, Pharm.D., Strategic Initiatives Associate, ASHP
  • Anna Legreid Dopp, Pharm.D., Senior Director, Clinical Guidelines and Quality Improvement, ASHP


In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity. 

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Claim your CE at http://elearning.ashp.org. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.