Available Until 12/4/2023

Roadmap to a COVID-19 Vaccine: Operational Considerations for Ensuring Successful Vaccination Across Health Systems

ACPE Numbers: 0204-0000-20-341-H06-P/T
Content Release Date: 12/16/2020
Expiration Date: 12/04/2023
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.25 hours
Activity Fee: Free

This activity is a recording from a 2020 Midyear presentation and those that claim credit during the 2020 Midyear Meeting should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview

Join us for this timely webinar featuring Dr. John Grabenstein, Editor, Immunization Action Coalition and Dr. Mark Sullivan Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer, Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics.  Drs. Grabenstein and Sullivan will share insights into the operational considerations and processes for the successful implementation of the COVID-19 vaccines.  The discussion will include the practical approaches of vaccine agents, as well as the best practices in insure and maintain the integrity, distribution, allocation and administration strategies of these agents as they become available through the Emergency Use Authorization process.


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

After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Discuss practical approaches to COVID-19 vaccine(s) made available through emergency use authorization.
  2. Apply best practices in maintaining the integrity of temperature-sensitive vaccines during transport, distribution, and administration.
  3. Discuss strategies to operationalize COVID-19 vaccine distribution, allocation, and administration decisions.
  4. Develop a plan for engaging stakeholders across the care continuum for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, allocation, and administration decisions.
  5. Discuss considerations for vaccinating the healthcare workforce.

  • John D. Grabenstein, Ph.D., R.Ph., FAPhA, FASHP – Editor, Immunization Action Coalition
  • Mark Sullivan, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FASHP – Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer, Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics
  • Eric M. Maroyka, Pharm.D., BCPS – Senior Director, Center on Pharmacy Practice Advancement, ASHP
  • Carla J. Brink, B.S.Pharm., M.S., CHCP – Director, Scientific Projects, OPD - Project Management, ASHP
  • Anna Legreid Dopp, Pharm.D. – Director, Clinical Guidelines & Quality Improvement, Center on Medication Safety and Quality. ASHP


In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of the 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 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.