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D’Youville School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Program
COVID-19 Vaccines: Hit Me with Your Best Shot
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12 - 2 PM - Zoom Conferencing
Mario V. Beccari, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Dr. Beccari is a Clinical Assistant Professor D’Youville School of Pharmacy. His clinical practice site is Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in Niagara Falls, NY, where he is a member of the Infectious Diseases Consult Service, Infectious Diseases Outpatient Center, Wound Center of Niagara, and Hepatitis C and HIV Clinic.
Rajinder P.S. Bajwa, MD, FIDSA
Dr. Bajwa is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, and has been elected as a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Bajwa has vast clinical experience in treating various infections in both inpatient and outpatient settings. His primary site of work is Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Amy Wojciechowski, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, BCCCP, CIC
Dr. Wojciechowski is the Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. She oversees infection surveillance, infection prevention initiatives, and management of antibiotic therapy. Dr. Wojciechowski also serves as Vaccine Co-Coordinator for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which has provided vaccines to thousands of patients to date and continues to expand efforts to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines in the community.
Why you should attend:
The race for a COVID-19 vaccine is over. In fact, multiple vaccines are now in use for prevention of this infection. Many pharmacies, in hospitals and outpatient settings, have received the COVID-19 vaccines, and the pharmacists are responsible for understanding the appropriate usage, storage, preparation, safety, and efficacy. This continuing education program will provide the audience with an overview of the COVID-19 vaccines, so that they can be adequately prepared to immunize the general public.
1. Describe the mechanism of action of the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently in use.
2. Summarize the COVID-19 vaccines in terms of safety, efficacy, storage requirements, and preparation procedures.
3. Outline a response to commonly encountered questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
3. Describe patient eligibility and reporting requirements for the COVID-19 vaccines.
Financial Support Acknowledgement: No financial support to disclose
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Continuing Education Information: D’Youville College School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based activity has been assigned ACPE #: 0645-0000-21-003-L06-P and will award 2 contact hours (0.2 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor to attendees who complete the CE post-test and evaluation form.