Hit Me With Your Best Shot! Children and the COVID-19 Vaccine

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-087-H06-P / 0204-0000-21-087-H06-T
Release Date: November 23, 2021
Expiration Date: November 23, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, (0.1 CEU) no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – N/A

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

This webinar will explain how mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work and review the safety and efficacy data behind the recommendation to administer them to the 5-11 year old age group. Practical advice on effectively running a vaccine clinic for children will be discussed, including distraction tools and emergency medications. Finally, strategies for improving vaccine confidence in parents and caregivers will be reviewed.

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 was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians involved in COVID-19 vaccine clinics and who counsel patients about vaccines. 

  1. Describe the mechanism of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
  2. Summarize the data behind the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in the 5-11
    year-old age group.
  3. List best practices for setting up and running vaccine clinics who plan to serve the 5-11 year old age group.
  4. Discuss administration techniques and other age specific considerations for administering vaccines in this
    patient population.
  5. Give examples of communication techniques to promote vaccine confidence in parents and children.

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

  • Mary Petrea Cober, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN, NICU Clinical Pharmacist, Akron Children’s Hospital; Professor, Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy, Rootstown, OH
  • Rachel Meyers, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, FPPA, Clinical Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University; Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
  • Cortney Rogers, Pharm.D., BCPPS, Assistant Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Saint Louis Children’s Hosptial, Saint Louis, MO

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