COVID-19 Myth vs. Fact: Vaccine Hesitancy Home Study

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Listen to Stephen Perez, PhD, RN, CRNP, ACRN, a Lieutenant in the U.S. Public Health Service and nurse epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Perez will share his expertise in addressing vaccine hesitancy as he covers common COVID-19 vaccine myths and the key facts and messages pharmacists should know in order to build vaccine confidence in the patients they serve. Learn how you can respond when speaking with patients about their decision to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and what not to say during those important conversations. Be empowered to address vaccine hesitancy on the frontlines of your community!

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the top myths and key facts related to COVID-19 and the authorized COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Discuss the common concerns related to COVID-19 vaccines by various population groups.
  • Articulate suggested responses for addressing common concerns or misperceptions related to the COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Identify the terminology and/or messages to avoid when addressing individual or community concerns related to COVID-19 vaccination.

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 webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-151-H06-P.

To obtain credit for completing COVID-19 Myth vs Fact: Vaccine Hesitancy 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: April 14, 2021

Development and Support

COVID-19 Myth vs Fact: Vaccine Hesitancy is a live continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association.

This project was funded in part by a collaborative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CoAg number 1 NU50CK00057601 00. The CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource do not necessarily represent the CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.


Disclosures are presented during webinar. 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


There is no fee associated with this activity. This learning product is conjunction with the APhA Open Forum Webinar series.

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# 0202-0000-21-151-H06-P 0.1 CEUs April 08, 2021 - April 08, 2022