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General Meeting: "Vaccine Update 2021: COVID-19 and Beyond"

  • September 16, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual Meeting (Zoom)


  • Members may attend for free

Registration is closed

Presented by:


ACPE # Pending

First-Time Offering; Initial Release Date Thursday, September 16, 2021

Successful completion of this activity counts as Live ACPE CE.


Curtis Smith, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Ferris State University College of Pharmacy


5:30 - 6:30 PM - Board Meeting

6:30 - 7:30 PM - Virtual CE Presentation

Organizer: Tara McAlpine, PharmD

Livestream Info:

A link to the Zoom livestream will be emailed to registrants in their confirmation email.

Requirements for successful completion of credit: Attendees will need to submit a provided CE Activity Code code within 12 hours of the activity in order to check-in for the activity. They will then have 30 days to log-in to their WMed Profile to complete the evaluation form and receive credit.

We recommend that you create a WMed account before attending one of our meetings.  Please see our Help Page for detailed instructions on creating a WMed account and claiming your CE credits.

At the end of this presentation, the pharmacist will be able to:
  1. Describe the COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the US, including unique issues including myocarditis, thrombosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, delayed second doses and boosters.
  2. Compare and contrast enhanced influenza vaccines with each other and with standard vaccines.
  3. Discuss the new pneumococcal vaccines and summarize the potential upcoming changes to pneumococcal immunization recommendations.
  4. Explain the role of the recombinant zoster vaccine in immunocompromised people.
At the end of this presentation, the pharmacy technician will be able to:
  1. List the COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the US, how they are stored and how many doses are needed of each.
  2. Discuss who should receive an influenza vaccine annually and at what time during the year they should be given.
  3. Describe the differences between the polysaccharide and conjugated pneumococcal vaccines.
  4. Identify who should receive the recombinant zoster vaccine, including the recommendation for immunocompromised people.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit amount subject to change.

Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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