The Great COVID-19 Vaccine Debate (Pharmacist)

The Great COVID-19 Vaccine Debate (Pharmacist)

What happens when pharmacy law and patient care don’t align? As a pharmacist, you are dealing with balancing legal liability and vaccine administration through ever-changing rules and regulations. Join this interactive debate with David Brushwood, pharmacist attorney, and Jake Galdo, clinical pharmacist. Together, they’ll address the legal and clinical considerations for common COVID-19 vaccine scenarios you face in practice – which can often be in conflict. After this course, you’ll feel more prepared and confident to navigate the changes COVID-19 still brings to us.

Note: This debate was recorded in September 2021. FDA and CDC continue to update and change the COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, which may affect the legal and clinical considerations presented in this episode. However, this material helps providers triage the next patient care conundrum.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Describe the current ACIP recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines
2. Discuss workplace legal liability for refusal to administer vaccines, negligence in immunization administration, and immunization mandates
3. Discuss legal liability of the PREP Act and exceptions to tort immunity
4. Evaluate the legal considerations for COVID-19 immunizations

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
CEimpact’s Expert in Residence, Pharmacy Law

John A Galdo (Jake), PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP

David B. Brushwood and Jake Galdo report no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education course.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: September 28, 2021
Planned Expiration Date: September 28, 2024

This course is provided for educational purposes. CEimpact is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice of any kind. For legal advice, please contact a licensed attorney. 

Copyright 2021, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-21-343-H03-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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