Expert health professionals provide key insights on recently approved SARS-CoV-2 booster shots highlighting current recommendations and optimizing patient communication and education on vaccination options.
EP. 1: Overview of SARS-CoV-2 Virus and Subvariants
Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, discusses the difference between the original SARS-CoV-2 strain and subvariant strains.
EP. 2: Defining Variants of Interest vs Variants of Concern
Expert health professionals share their thoughts on variants of concern vs variants of interest of the SARS-CoV-2 strains as they relate to clinical practice.
EP. 3: Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Subvariants on Vaccination
Wendy Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, leads a discussion on the challenges subvariants of SARS-CoV-2 present in terms of vaccination and approaching optimal communication to the public surrounding vaccination.
EP. 4: COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Protection Rates
Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD; Wendy Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP; and Madeline King, PharmD, BCIDP, examine the efficacy and real-world implications of the COVID-19 booster shot in terms of vaccination protection rates.
EP. 5: Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Variants on Booster Shot Development and Formulations
Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SM(ASCP)CM, SVCM, MBCM, FACSc, leads a discussion on the constant evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants and the impact on vaccine and booster shot development and administration.
EP. 6: Defining SARS-CoV-2 Bivalent Vaccines and Optimizing Protection Through Vaccination
Wendy Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP; Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD; and Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SM(ASCP)CM, SVCM, MBCM, FACSc; review what encompasses a bivalent vaccine and give their perspective on how to communicate the role of the vaccine in optimizing protection for patients.
EP. 7: CDC and FDA Recommendations for SARS-CoV-2 Booster Shots
Experts in the management of SARS-CoV-2 educate on CDC and FDA recommendations for approaching administration of booster vaccines, including those for special patient populations.
EP. 8: Influenza Vaccination With SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Booster Shots
Drs Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, Madeline King, Rodney Rohde, and expert nurse practitioner Wendy Wright provide insight on receiving the influenza vaccine concurrently with the SARS-CoV-2 booster shot, and comment on data on immune responses from the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines.