COVID-19 Vaccines – PediaCast CME 062

Show Notes and CME Information

Dr David Stukus visits the studio as we explore COVID-19 vaccines. Learn about the various types, including how each one works and expected side effects. We discuss the clinical trials and FDA approval process… and we highlight the overall benefits and risks of vaccination. Also considered: vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers and the general public. We hope you can join us!


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PediaCast CME

March 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr Mike Patrick
PediaCast and PediaCast CME 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr David Stukus
@AllergyKidsDoc – Twitter  IG
Conversations From The World of Allergy
Allergy and Immunology
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the various types of COVID-19 vaccine and explain how each type works.
  2. Provide anticipatory guidance regarding side effects and potential complications of COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. Recognize patients who are high-risk for COVID-19 vaccine complications.
  4. Develop a practice plan to reduce vaccine hesitancy and increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake. 

COVID-19 Vaccination (CDC)
Vaccines to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection (UpToDate)
COVID-19 Vaccines (Conversations From The World of Allergy Podcast)
Allergy and Immunology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
Drug Allergies and the Importance of Getting Them Right – PediaCast CME 037

Michael Patrick, MD
William Long, MD
Jessica Dudley, CME Coordinator

David Stukus is a consultant for DBV Technologies and Before Brands and receives royalties from Springer Publishing.  These conflicts of interest have been resolved by the IPCE office.  No one else in a position to control content has any relationships with ACCME defined interests.

Nationwide Children’s has not received any commercial support for this activity.

In support of improving patient care, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team. (1.0 ANCC contact hours; 1.0 ACPE hours; 1.0 CME hours)

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid for 2 years from the date of the activity. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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