Join Us for Our Upcoming

COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar Series

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed approximately 2,700 West Virginians’ lives. Three vaccines are available to prevent COVID-19, yet many healthcare providers and their patients have questions about the vaccines. These two webinars will explore everything from vaccine allocation in West Virginia to clinical considerations and strategies for communicating about the vaccines.

Part 1: WV COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Monday, April 12, 2021 • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

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During this webinar, the speakers will provide an update on the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine characteristics and administration, contraindications, and other clinical considerations. Additional information will be provided about West Virginia COVID-19 vaccine allocation and distribution.

Objectives: 

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences and similarities of each COVID-19 vaccine;
  • State the indications and contraindications for each vaccine; and
  • Answer common patient questions about the vaccines’ safety and effectiveness.

Speakers:

Krista D. Capehart, PharmD, MS, BCACP, FAPhA, AE-C, Clinical Associate Professor, WVU School of Pharmacy; Director of Professional and Regulatory Affairs, West Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Lisa M. Costello, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Co-Clerkship Director,  Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine; President, WV Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Vice-President, West Virginia State Medical Association

Registration: 

Click here to register for this free webinar. Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants.

*The registration page is best accessed with Google Chrome or Firefox.

In case you miss it: 

This webinar will also be recorded and archived on the WV Immunization Network’s event webpage. CEUs will be available until May 12, 2021 for those who view the archived webinar and complete the evaluation.

Part 2: Data-Driven Communication Strategies to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in West Virginia

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

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During this webinar, the speakers will provide insights from qualitative and quantitative data about COVID-19 vaccine perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors among West Virginians. They will discuss tailored communication strategies to address real and perceived barriers to vaccination and to increase vaccination motivation and confidence among patients, especially those disproportionally affected and/or at greater risk of severe COVID-19 disease.

Objectives: 

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the main factors that contribute to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and confidence in WV;
  • Understand how communication science informs effective communication about COVID-19 vaccination;
  • Apply strategies for communicating with patients about COVID-19 vaccination.

Speakers:

Julia Daisy Fraustino, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Reed College of Media, West Virginia University; Founding Director, Public Interest Communication (PIC) Research Lab, WVU Media Innovation Center

Daniel Totzkay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, West Virginia University

Lisa M. Costello, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Co-Clerkship Director Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine; President, WV Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Vice-President, West Virginia State Medical Association

Registration: 

Click here to register for this free webinar. Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants.

*The registration page is best accessed with Google Chrome or Firefox.

In case you miss it: 

This webinar will also be recorded and archived on the WV Immunization Network’s event webpage. CEUs will be available until May 21, 2021, for those who view the archived webinar and complete the evaluation.

Additional Information:

Continuing Education:  

Continuing Education Units for Physicians, Pharmacists, and Nurses have been approved for these live webinars or for completing the archived webinars within a month of the original webinar date.

Questions?

If you have questions about these webinars, please contact the WIN Program Manager.

About the WV Immunization Network

The WV Immunization Network (WIN) is a statewide immunization coalition of over 400 members from the public and private sectors who are focused on improving immunization rates and protecting West Virginians from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Center for Rural Health Development serves as the lead agency for WIN.