COVID-19 Vaccines: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

This one-hour course for health care providers provides an overview of vaccine development and practices as well as the latest information regarding the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Target Audience

Advanced Practice RN, Audiologist, Clinical Lab Personnel, Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Hygienist Dentist, Dietitian/Nutritionist, Licensed Practical, Nurse, Medical Doctor, Mental Health Professionals, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacist, Pharmacy, Technician, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of the history of vaccines.
  • Describe how vaccines work.
  • Identify the types of vaccines currently available in the United States.
  • Describe the process for developing and testing vaccines.
  • Describe the various types and formats of vaccines as well as the common ingredients used in vaccines.
  • Provide an overview of the development of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Identify the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available as well as the guidelines for the storage, dosing, and administration of the vaccines.
  • Recall the mandatory requirements under the emergency use authorizations issued for the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Describe the current guidelines for distributing the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Describe what health care providers and the public should expect now that a COVID-19 vaccine is available.

Additional Information

Course summary
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  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Jaimini Patel, RPH, PHD, MBA



The information in this course regarding the COVID-19 vaccines was last updated on 12/29/2020. While this course is meant to provide a survey of the latest available information, this is a rapidly evolving situation. All health care providers should consult the latest guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities before implementing any actions in their practice. This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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