Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (mRNA-1273)

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Join us for an overview of the Moderna vaccine (mRNA-1273) as we review the machnism of action, efficacy & safety data, storage and handling information, and vaccine hesitancy data. This one-stop program will cover everything you need to know about the vaccine.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the mechanism of action of mRNA-1273
  2. Discuss the efficacy of mRNA-1273
  3. List the adverse events associated with mRNA-1273
  4. Describe the storage and handling considerations for mRNA-1273
  5. Identify approaches to overcoming vaccine hesitancy related to mRNA-1273

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
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 (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-392-H06P.

To obtain credit for completing Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (mRNA-1273) Overview - What Pharmacists Need to Know  participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 50% 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.    

Initial release date: December 26, 2020
Expiration date: December 26, 2021 - No credit can be claimed after this date


Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (mRNA-1273) Overview - What Pharmacists Need to Know is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association


Dr. Daniel Zlott 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


This learning product is free to APhA members and non-members

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# 0202-0000-20-392-H06-P 0.1 CEUs December 26, 2020 - December 26, 2021