Expert epidemiologists and pharmacists discuss the current approved COVID-19 vaccines – how they were developed, tested, and recommendations on how to get vaccinated.
As COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramps up in the U.S. and around the world, questions have arisen about the safety of the vaccines given the speed at which they were developed, how they work, and how to get tested. Wolters Kluwer Clinicians Matt Weissenbach, DrPH, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Director of Clinical Affairs, Steve Mok, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Manager of Pharmacy Services and Fellowship Director, Mackenzie Weise, MPH, CIC, Infection Prevention Clinical Program Manager and Richard Dion, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Program Manager have a conversation about everything COVID-19 vaccine.
Hear from these four clinical experts on a number of topics surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, including:
- Advising clinicians to let patients and families know that though there are adverse events that happen, they are very rare
- The side effects of the vaccine and setting expectations with patients
- The mRNA vaccine and how it’s a GPS for the immune system
- Why the vaccine trials happened so quickly
- How to figure out when you qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine
- Why people need to ensure they receive the second shot
- The importance of the vaccine for those who had COVID-19
- Why people need to continue to practice mask-wearing, social distancing, and hand washing despite being vaccinated