COVID-19 Vaccines

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Featured Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Approval

A summary resource that explains how the COVID-19 vaccines are being developed and approved quickly, without compromising safety.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Overview

A free 1-hour CPE that covers the information pharmacists need about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Reimbursement for Administration - What We Know

An overview of COVID-19 vaccine reimbursement, including steps pharmacists can take to be reimbursed as a COVID-19 vaccine provider.

Overview

APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth vs. Fact (January 14)
Hear a discussion of myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccination, including the implications for immunity, testing, and treatment. (Video - Slides)

APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine Frontline Perspectives (January 7)
Hear frontline pharmacists discuss COVID-19 vaccination logistical considerations, implementation strategies, key administration information, and other factors that facilitate successful vaccine administration. (Video - Slides)

APhA Know the Facts: COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Approval (December 11)
This resource outlines how the COVID-19 vaccines have been developed and approved at unprecedented speeds without compromising safety. (PDF)

APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar (Excerpt): Monitoring COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: VAERS and V-SAFE (December 10)
Hear from Tanya Myers, PhD, MSc, the v-safe team lead for the CDC, as she provides a brief overview of two vaccine safety monitoring platforms pharmacists should be aware of. (Video - Slides)

APhA Know the Facts: Reimbursement for Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine(s)—What We Know (December 1)
This resource provides an overview of what we know about COVID-19 vaccine reimbursement at this time and covers steps pharmacists can take now to be positioned as a COVID-19 vaccine provider. (PDF)

APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Logistics (October 8)
Get the latest information about unique storage considerations for the COVID-19 vaccines in development as well as handling and other logistics in working with the community to help increase patient access. (Video - Slides)

Public Resource Links

CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership Programs for COVID-19 Vaccination chart helps you sort through the various pharmacy provider options for the COVID-19 vaccination program. 

CDC's Vaccine Administration Resource Library provides videos and references for vaccine providers including information on needle gauge and lengthI.M. injection adults 19 years of age and older, and I.M. injection children 7-18 years of age(Real-Time)

CDC's COVID-19 Vaccination is a collection of resources intended to help healthcare providers prepare to vaccinate patients. (December 13)

CDC's Post Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare Personnel provides strategies to manage systemic signs and symptoms after vaccination. (December 13)

CDC's Interim Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel and Long-Term Care Facility Residents (December 3)

CDC’s Playbook 2.0 for COVID-19 Distribution (October 29)

HHS’s announcement of exclusive agreements with CVS and Walgreens for early-phase COVID-19 vaccine administration to residents of Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) nationwide. LTCFs are not mandated to use these two pharmacies and can request to use their current pharmacy providers to support COVID-19 vaccination within their facilities. (October 16)

mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

APhA Know the Facts: At-A-Glance: mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines (January 7)
A reference that compares key information about the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and summarizes the CDC's clinical considerations. (PDF)

APhA Locked on Pharmacy Podcast: The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: What Pharmacists Need to Know (December 23)
Following the emergency authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, we spoke with two pharmacy vaccine experts to talk about what it means for pharmacists. (Podcast)

APhA Know the Facts: Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination in Immunocompromised Patients (December 22)
An FAQ about the use and safety of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in patients who are immunosuppressed. (PDF)

APhA Know the Facts: Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy and Lactation (December 22)
An FAQ about the use and safety of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. (PDF)

APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar: Breaking COVID-19 Updates (December 17)
Hear breaking COVID-19 vaccine updates on approvals, administration factors, and dissemination strategies from vaccine experts. (Video - Slides)

APhA Locked on Pharmacy Podcast: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine: What Pharmacists Need to Know (December 13)
Following the emergency authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, we spoke with two pharmacy vaccine experts to talk about what it means for pharmacists. (Podcast)

APhA Know the Facts: Key Points About COVID-19 Vaccines (December 11)
This resource summarizes key information to help pharmacists and their team address common questions. Hang up this handout in the pharmacy or give it to patients! (PDF)

APhA Education During COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Overview (December 10)
New, free 1-hour CPE is a comprehensive overview of the information that pharmacists need about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: mechanism of action; review of efficacy and safety data; storage; handling; dose preparation/administration; EUA authorization requirements for vaccine providers; and tips to address vaccine hesitancy. (CPE)

APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar: Breaking News on COVID-19 Vaccines: Part 2 (December 10)
Hear from CDC representatives about the latest information about how to prepare for COVID-19 vaccination and vaccine safety monitoring. (Video - Slides)

APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar: Breaking News on COVID-19 Vaccines: Part 1 (December 3)
As the first COVID-19 vaccines make their way closer to reaching the public, APhA keeps you up to date on the latest information from vaccine safety to distribution strategies. (Video - Slides)

APhA 15 on COVID-19: mRNA Vaccines (July 24)
This episode looks at the new mRNA vaccine technology, and look at the early data to see if they are a viable option for preventing COVID-19. (CPE)

Public Resource Links

FDA's Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers (December 18) and for Recipients and Caregivers (December 18)

CDC's Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine provides administration and storage information, as well as clinical considerations (December 16)

Increasing Vaccine Confidence 

APhA Know the Facts: Understanding and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy During COVID-19 (November 30)
A comprehensive resource that helps pharmacists prepare to engage in productive conversations with patients about immunizations. (PDF)

APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar: Helping Underserved Patients Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns (October 22)
Hear practical information on how to improve access and uptake of vaccinations, taking into account social determinants of health that result in health disparities. (Video - Slides)

Public Resource Links

CDC’s #HowIRecommend video series features APhA President-elect Sandra Leal, who shares how she makes vaccine recommendations to adult patients. (Video)

HHS's Tell Me More About Vaccines is a 6:32 video that provides expert commentary and graphic illustration to explain explains the science of vaccine development. (Video)

Vaccines in Development

APhA Weekly Open Forum Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Process (August 20)
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial process, including enrollment of volunteers in clinical trials, and the ongoing vaccine safety monitoring where pharmacists will continue to play an important role when the COVID-19 vaccine hits the market. (Video Slides)

Public Resource Links

FDA's Vaccines in Development 101 provides an overview of the development and approval process for vaccines (November 20)

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