Pharmacists on the Frontlines: A Pandemic Response to COVID-19

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COVID-19 is spreading at fast pace and affecting a large percentage of the population. This means that demand for community pharmacy advice, products, and services could be high, particularly if the virus co-circulates with seasonal influenza during the winter of 2020. Pharmacies play a key role in the prevention of all respiratory infections, including influenza through immunization. Attend this webinar to hear an expert community pharmacist discuss effective pandemic preparedness strategies for every community pharmacist.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the practice of pharmacy.
  • Identify the lessons learned from COVID-19 to better prepare for future pandemics.
  • Describe the role a pharmacist [or pharmacist technician] could play in meeting the public demand in preventing the spread of COVID-19 as a front-line provider.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following archived webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-193-H01-P/T. 

To obtain credit for completing Pharmacists on the Frontlines: A Pandemic Response to COVID-19,  participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: June 17, 2020
Expiration date: June 17, 2023 - No credit can be earned after this date


Pharmacists on the Frontlines: A Pandemic Response to COVID-19 is an activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Nayan Patel, PharmD and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 


There is no fee associated with this activity for APhA members. 

The archived webinar is available to APhA members ONLY, as a free member benefit.  Thirty days after release, nonmembers may purchase the archived webinar at a cost of $129.*

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-193-H01-P 0.1 CEUs June 17, 2020 - June 17, 2023
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-193-H01-T 0.1 CEUs June 17, 2020 - June 17, 2023