COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-21-027-H06-P
  • Contact Hours: 1 hour of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists
  • Program Fees: $10.00
  • UAN Release Date: 7/19/2021
  • UAN Expiration Date: 7/19/2024
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.


Are you seeing a decrease in your COVID-19 vaccination rates? Are patients just not interested or are they scared? In this CE, we will discuss ways in which the healthcare provider can effectively engage in conversations with patients to understand and assess the source of vaccine hesitancy, explore current myths and beliefs surrounding Covid-19 vaccines, and review effective language to use with hesitant patients in an effort to bring those vaccine rates back up.


At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Create psychological shifts in patients who are hesitant in order to increase vaccine uptake
  • Understand the source of patient’s vaccine hesitancy through effective communication strategies
  • Explore the myths and beliefs that patient’s may have surrounding Covid-19 vaccines
  • Review effective language to use with patients that may shift their hesitancy

Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and 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.

Joshua Pullo
Department: Continuing Pharmacy Education

Joshua Pullo Pharm.D., C.Ph.

Instructional Assistant Professor

Schedule of Activities and Requirements for Successful Course Completion

View the recorded lecture, receive a 70% or higher on the post-test, and complete the program evaluation.

Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.

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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.