Update on COVID-19 vaccines – Part 1

News about the emerging COVID-19 vaccines has electrified the world and fueled intense speculation. Finding the truth amid all the press releases and reports is challenging. Yet, clinicians, health care organizations and patients need to distinguish fact from fiction. On this episode, experts from Vizient’s COVID-19 Task Force will give you just that, providing the latest details and developments crucial to your decision-making.


Guest speakers:

Azra Behlim, PharmD, MBA

Senior Director

Pharmacy Sourcing and Program Services



Stacy Lauderdale, PharmD

Senior Director

Drug Information




Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources



Show Notes:

[01:22] Vizient COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force

[01:53] Task force workstreams

[03:17] Vaccine platforms

[04:48] The data (apart from press releases)

[06:54] The dosing error and its ramifications

[07:46] Use with asymptomatic patients

[08:16] ADEs?

[09:47] Vaccines on deck

[11:29] Distribution plans and challenges

[13:41] Availability for children

[14:21] Engagement matters


Links | Resources:

Vizient COVID vaccine resource center Click here

CDC website on COVID vaccines Click here


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