Available Until 1/21/2024

Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-010-H06-P / 0204-0000-21-010-H06-T
Release Date: January 21, 2021
Expiration Date: January 21, 2024
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

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Emergency Use Authorizations for two vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2, rollout has begun in health systems and clinics for Phase 1 allocation and administration. As states and communities diligently work to coordinate this mass immunization effort, vaccine hesitancy and misinformation compromises public acceptance of and confidence in the vaccines, even among some healthcare workers. Join us for this webinar to hear from Dr. Rupali J. Limaye, associate scientist in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Sarah K. Bledsoe, assistant director of pharmacy, Children’s Mercy Hospital who will share strategies to manage and address vaccine hesitancy as you continue to manage and administer COVID-19 vaccines within your institution and community with safety top of mind. CE will be available.


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

  1. Summarize the current state of vaccine candidates and health-system implementation.
  2. Discuss the role that pharmacists play in vaccine delivery, administration, patient education, and follow up.
  3. Describe strategies to manage and address vaccine hesitancy.
  4. Identify ASHP resources related to COVID-19 vaccine.

Schedule of Activities

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


  • Sarah K. Bledsoe, Pharm.D., BCSCP, CPHIMS, Assistant Director, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • Rupali J. Limaye, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Moderator: Bayli J. Larson, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Strategic Initiatives Associate, ASHP, Bethesda, MD


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.