COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Adolescents


ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-047-H06-P
Release Date: June 10, 2021
Expiration Date: June 10, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Free

Accreditation for Pharmacists 

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

 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.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists, pharmacy department leadership, organizational leaders including other pharmacy associations who are working directly, or to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Activity Overview

Join us as we welcome experts in pediatric medicine as they provide timely updates in vaccinating children and adolescents against SARS-CoV-2, a critical next phase in countering the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccines in children and adolescents bring forward additional considerations for pharmacists  to consider. This webinar will discuss the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine candidates in children and adolescents as well cover topics unique to this patient population such as co-administration with other routine vaccines, medical consent, and patient/parental vaccine confidence.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe research efforts for and authorization status of vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2 in children and adolescents.
  2. Identify special considerations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children and adolescents.
  3. Discuss questions that may be asked by parents related to co-administration with other routine vaccines, medical consent, and safety and efficacy.
  4. Describe ongoing safety and efficacy monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines in children and adolescents.
  5. List barriers to COVID-19 vaccine confidence unique to children and adolescents.

Schedule of Educational Activities

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

Faculty Information

  • Allison King, Pharm.D., Investigational Drug Services Pharmacist, PGY1 Residency Coordinator, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Barbara Pahud, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Infectious Diseases Research, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Moderator: Bayli J. Larson, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Strategic Initiatives Associate, ASHP, Bethesda, MD

Faculty Disclosures

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.

System Technical Requirements

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