COVID-19 Vaccine Updates Webinar

This webinar occurred on February 28, 2023 and continuing education expires on May 28, 2023.

The Washington Department of Health (DOH) hosted a webinar on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The presenters provided updates related to COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, storage and handling, and vaccine ordering and distribution. Continuing education is available for nurses, medical assistants, and pharmacists/pharmacy techs.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss current COVID-19 vaccine recommendations 
  • Describe national advisory committee meetings about the vaccine schedule and vaccine presentations 
  • Identify recent storage and handling issues, and strategies to prevent these issues 
  • Discuss vaccine ordering and distribution updates 

Target Audience 

Healthcare providers, pharmacists and pharmacy techs, local public health, and anyone interested in learning more about this topic. 

Presenters from the Department of Health 

Heidi Kelly, MS, RN 
COVID-19 Vaccine Public Health Nurse Consultant 

Shanae Wischnesky
COVID-19 Provider Support Specialist Supervisor 

Ariel VanZandt 
COVID-19 Vaccine Ordering and Distribution Specialist 

Continuing Education 

  • There is no charge for continuing education credit. 
  • Continuing education (CE) is available for nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians for attending the live webinar OR watching the recording.
  • Even if you attend the live webinar or watch the recording as a group, everyone MUST register for the webinar and complete the evaluation as an individual prior to receiving CE.
  • CE expires 05/28/23.
  • After attending the live webinar, an evaluation will be sent to you in an email.
  • After watching the recording, please complete the evaluationIf you want CE credit, you must complete the evaluation.
  • A few weeks after the live webinar, we will email certificates to everyone who requested CE.
  • Around 05/30/23, we will email certificates to those who watched the recording.

Continuing Nursing Education 

Continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association. MNA is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity.

Continuing Education for Medical Assistants

This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 141279 and 1 CG. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 

This knowledge-based activity was approved by the Washington State Pharmacy Association for 1.0 contact hours. 

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The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Commercial Support 

This learning activity is not funded by any commercial entity.