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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

The Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine in COVID – 19: What do you need to know as a health care professional? Webcast – 1 CE

Activity Overview

The two COVID-19 which have received emergency use authorization in the United States use messenger-RNA technology. This activity will provide the knowledge and updated information on the handling and administration of mRNA vaccines. It will also provide the knowledge needed for pharmacists to counsel and educate the community about mRNA vaccines. The aim is to identify approaches to overcome vaccine hesitancy related to mRNA vaccines.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define messenger RNA (mRNA)
  2. Describe the mechanism of action of COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines
  3. Identify the types of COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States
  4. Describe the storage and handling of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines
  5. Discuss the effectiveness and adverse effects of mRNA vaccines in COVID-19
  6. Identify approaches to allay anxiety and hesitation with vaccination

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define messenger RNA (mRNA)
  2. Describe the mechanism of action of COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines
  3. Identify the types of COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States
  4. Describe the storage and handling of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines
  5. Discuss the effectiveness and adverse effects of mRNA vaccines in COVID-19
  6. Identify approaches to allay anxiety and hesitation with vaccination

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-860193.

Faculty Information

Christiane Chbib PharmD., PhD.is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy in Larkin University.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Webcast

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Credits

1.0 Contact Hour

Category

Immunizations

Target Audience

Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type

Knowledge-based

Universal Activity Number

Pharmacist: 
0657-0000-21-128-H06-P

Pharmacy Technician: 
0657-0000-21-128-H06-T

Activity Release Date

October 13, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

October 13, 2024

Cost

$4.00

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Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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