Vaccines for COVID-19 : A Q&A Discussion

Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists
  • Universal Activity Number: 012-0000-21-003-H06-P
  • Contact Hours: 1.75
  • Program Fees: $10.00
  • Dates Available: 01/13/2021 – 01/13/2024
  • Activity Type: Knowledge


The two vaccines against Covid-19 which have received emergency use authorization in the US, utilize messenger-RNA technology.  In this interactive question and answer session, the mechanism of action of these vaccines as well as their efficacy and safety profiles will be discussed.  Furthermore, consideration of the use of mRNA vaccines in special patient populations will be reviewed.


  • Review the FDA approval process for the Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna vaccines
  • Discuss individual vaccine characteristics including efficacy, safety, potential side effects, and use in special populations
  • Compare and contrast the Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna vaccines
  • Describe the COVID vaccine allocation strategy

Program Faculty

Stacey D Curtis
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Stacey D Curtis Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Eric F Egelund
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Eric F Egelund Ph.D., Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Veena Venugopalan
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Veena Venugopalan Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Disclosure Statement: None of our speakers, reviewers, or planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

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