Overcoming COVID-19 Barriers in Underserved Communities

Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-21-029-H06-P
  • Contact Hours: 1 hour of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists
  • Program Fees: $10.00
  • Dates Available: 10/31/2021 – 10/31/2023
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.


In this continuing education program, we will discuss ways that healthcare providers can become more aware of barriers to COVID-19 vaccination uptake in underserved communities. Barriers range from physical and logistical barriers to myths and beliefs that result in vaccine hesitancy. Awareness of such issues will equip healthcare providers with the appropriate tools to accommodate for specific barriers in hopes to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in underserved communities.


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

  • Discuss logistical barriers that exist in patients living in lower income communities.
  • Recognize transportation barriers affecting patients in lower income communities.
  • Identify educational and resistant barriers that persist with low-income patients obtaining the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Faculty and Disclose Statements

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.

Chardaè L Whitner
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Chardaè L Whitner Pharm.D.

Clinical 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.


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