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Facts on COVID-19 Vaccinations: Pfizer-BionTech

Pharmacists play a critical role in administering COVID-19 vaccinations and properly educating patients that are receiving or are hesitant about the vaccine. There continues to be emerging information on vaccinations, and pharmacists need to stay up-to-date on the most current information. An update on the most recent vaccination information is needed in order to keep pharmacists and other healthcare personnel up-to-date. 



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  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


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I acknowledge the assistance of Stephanie Hunziker, Pharm.D. and Miranda Wilhelm, Pharm.D. for their substantive input, and for providing guidance as I prepared this activity.





  • Describe the mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety data for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.


Alyson Gwaltney picture

Alyson Gwaltney
Candidate Pharmacist, SIUE School of Pharmacy

Brief Bio : Alyson is a student in the final year of her PharmD program. She will graduate in May 2021.
Disclosure : Alyson Gwaltney reports no financial or personal relationship with any commercial interest producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing a product or service that appears in this activity issue.
Miranda Wilhelm picture

Miranda Wilhelm, Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, SIUE

Brief Bio : Dr. Wilhelm is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department and Community Clinical Pharmacist with Schnuck’s Pharmacy. She received her Pharm.D. from the University of Kansas and completed a community pharmacy residency at B&K Prescription Shop partnered with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. She has worked as a community pharmacist and has precepted pharmacy residents. Her areas of interest include medication therapy management, disease state management and education, and self-care.
Disclosure : Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The presenter has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.

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Release Date: Apr 26, 2021
Credit Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2023

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