15 on COVID-19 07/24/2020 - mRNA Vaccines

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The number of COVID-19 cases is once again on the rise in the United States. As a result, in addition to enacting more stringent social distancing and masking guidelines, many are looking to COVID-19 vaccine developments with renewed interests. In today's 15 on COVID-19 episode, we will take a deeper look at mRNA vaccine technology, compare the advantages and disavantages of mRNA vaccines with traditional approaches to vaccine development, and finally, review recently released phase 1 trial data that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the latest developments related to COVID-19

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 0.25 contact hour of CPE credit (0.025 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-237-H01-P/T

To obtain credit for completing 15 on COVID-19 07/24/2020,  participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.    

Initial release date: July 24, 2020
Expiration date: July 24, 2021 - No credit granted after this date


15 on COVID-19 07/24/2020 is an activity for pharmacists and pharamacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Daniel Zlott, PharmD, BCOP 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 www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

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. 

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# 0202-0000-20-237-H01-P 0.025 CEUs July 24, 2020 - July 24, 2021
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-237-H01-T 0.025 CEUs July 24, 2020 - July 24, 2021