Ask a Pharmacist

Join us every Thursday for this live Q&A series 

Designed to accommodate your busy schedule, this come-and-go-as-you-please office hour with Denton Chancey, PharmD, is the perfect opportunity for open discussion and Q&A. Ask a Pharmacist is ideal for nurses and frontline staff that may be educating others about COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as staff that are not vaccinated or are uncertain about getting vaccinated. Join us every Thursday at 11 a.m. CT.

Below are recordings and supporting materials from previous sessions.

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Ask a Pharmacist: Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccines

11 minutes

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine including:

  • Vaccination is a safer, more predictable way of forming immunity
  • Vaccination is safe
  • Vaccination works

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Ask a Pharmacist: COVID-19 Breakthrough Infections

13 minutes and 36 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers COVID-19 breakthrough infections including:

  • A vaccine breakthrough infection happens when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with COVID-19
  • People with vaccine breakthrough infections may spread COVID-19 to others
  • Disease severity is a continuum – no vaccine is 100% effective at preventing disease
  • Fully vaccinated people who develop a breakthrough infection tend to have less severe disease and are much less likely to be hospitalized or die
  • Learn more about case and death rates by vaccination status
  • Learn more about vaccine efficacy data

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Ask a Pharmacist: Fertility

9 minutes and 32 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers the following:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccine(s) adversely affects female or male fertility
  • Short term reduction of fertility has been found in males after COVID-19 infection
  • Reports have shown thousands of women becoming pregnant after vaccination
  • Women who become pregnant in the middle of the vaccine series should finish the series, and unvaccinated women who become pregnant should be vaccinated against COVID-19
  • COVID-19 vaccination increased cycle length by 0.71 days, on average

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Ask a Pharmacist: What’s in the COVID-19 Vaccine?

14 minutes and 16 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers what is in the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • 30mcg nucleoside-modified messenger RNA (mRNA) encoding viral spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Lipids
  • Salts
  • 6mg Sucrose
  • Diluent- 1.8mL sterile 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP

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Ask a Pharmacist: COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies

7 minutes and 48 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers monoclonal antibodies including:

  • Monoclonal antibodies (mabs) are proteins created in a laboratory that act like proteins called antibodies in our bodies
  • Four SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies
  • There is no waiting period for COVID-19 vaccination after receiving a monoclonal antibody
    • The previous recommendation regarding waiting periods is no longer in place as the data showed these waiting periods to be unnecessary

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Ask a Pharmacist: COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

9 minutes and 38 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers COVID-19 vaccine safety including:

  • Reports of death following COVID-19 vaccination are rare –  the mortality rate is approximately 1 in 45,000
  • Other serious adverse events following vaccination that are equally rare

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Ask a Pharmacist: Long COVID-19

27 minutes and 12 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers topics of long COVID-19 including:

  • The term post-COVID-19 conditions, often referred to as “long COVID-19,” which are long-term symptoms that continue for four weeks after initial infection with SARS-CoV-2
  • Long COVID-19 is thought to affect up to 5% of non-hospitalized and as many as 80% of hospitalized patients
  • Persons between the ages of 40 and 54 years, female, or with preexisting conditions have greater odds of developing post-COVID-19 conditions
  • Most commonly reported symptoms

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Ask a Pharmacist: Partnering with Pharmacies

30 minutes and 41 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers resources for scheduling a vaccine clinic or setting up a vaccination with major retail pharmacies.

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Ask a Pharmacist: Second Booster

28 minutes and 26 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers COVID-19 second boosters, including elibility criteria,  factors to consider and and information for those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

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Ask a Pharmacist: Pneumococcal Vaccine

22 minutes and 42 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers various topics around the pneumococcal vaccine including what it does, who is eligible and more.

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