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The More You Know: Clinical Trials and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Program Type



1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Friday, October 1, 2021

Offline Date:

Saturday, March 30, 2024

ACPE Expiration Date

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician



  • Overview

    Despite more widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, many patients still express concerns about the safety of the vaccine, given how quickly it was approved. This session seeks to provide an overview of the clinical trials process, followed by a deeper dive into the COVID-19 trials specifically. Discussion of the COVID-19 vaccine trials will include information on the timelines, enrollment statistics, and safety and efficacy data. Finally, several patient concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine will be explored, as well as strategies to address them. This session will help you provide more information to your patients on the development and approval of the COVID-19 vaccine and tactics to combat vaccine hesitancy.


    Slide Document:   21265H06_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   21265H06_6pp.pdf

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  • Pharmacy Technician

    List the phases of the clinical trial process and their requirements
    Compare clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, including their enrollment statistics and results for safety and efficacy, to other clinical trials
    Recognize patient concerns with COVID-19 vaccination and strategies to address them

  • Activity Type


    Universal Activity Number

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-21-265-H06-T

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    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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