Available Until 1/28/2024

COVID-19 Vaccine Security, Storage, and Handling

ACPE Activity Number: None
Release Date: January 28, 2021
Expirations Date: January 28, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: None
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Free

Activity Overview

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout to hospitals and health-systems requires significant attentiveness and contribution from pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Current and future vaccines require special storage and handling to ensure the vaccine is viable for use prior to the preparation of the vaccines for administration. Early lessons learned will be shared during this webinar and details from the recently released ASHP COVID-19 Vaccine Security, Storage, and Handling Resource Guide will be highlighted.

This presentation will focus on:

  • General best practices for cold chain storage and monitoring
  • Management of the vaccines in preparation for administration
  • Safety and security measures for vaccines prone to errors in mishandling or diversion


  • Lindsey Clark, Pharm.D., M.B.A., DPLA, Pharmacy Manager, Transitions of Care and Emergency Services, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Katie Korte, Pharm.D, MHA, BCPS, BCCCP, Director of Pharmacy – Lakewood, Truman Medical Centers / University Health, Lakewood, MO
  • Kaitlyn Rivard, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP, Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Kayla Waldron, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Assistant Director; Acute and Ambulatory Clinical Services, UNC Medical Center, UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC
  • (Moderator) Jeff Little, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, FACHE, FASHP, Chair-Elect, SPPL, Director of Pharmacy, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO