Ask an Expert

Join us every Thursday for this live Q&A series 

Designed to accommodate your busy schedule, this come-and-go-as-you-need series with Telligen’s Pharmacist and Infection Preventionist is the perfect opportunity for open discussion, including 15 minutes of Q&A. Ask an Expert 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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Ask a Pharmacist: COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions

20 minutes and 24 seconds

This episode of Ask a Pharmacist with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers COVID-19 exemptions including criteria (which can vary by organization), medical exemptions, religious exemptions and more. 

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Ask an Expert: COVID-19 Waiting Periods

16 minutes and 38 seconds

This episode of Ask an Expert with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers waiting periods for COVID-19 including CDC recommendations for completing the COVID-19 vaccination series following an infection.

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Ask an Expert: COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

30 minutes and 2 seconds

This episode of Ask an Expert with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers COVID-19 vaccine misinformation including the difference between misinformation and disinformation, the information vacuum in the early days of the vaccine and steps to effectively address misinformation. 

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Ask an Expert: Pneumonia Case Scenario

26 minutes and 55 seconds

This episode of Ask an Expert with Jaime Zapata, Certified Infection Preventionist, covers a case study with a patient who has a history of diabetes and begins developing concerning symptoms. Watch as her plan of care is discussed.

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Ask an Expert: Influenza

29 minutes and 32 seconds

This episode of Ask an Expert with Jaime Zapata, Certified Infection Preventionist, covers influenza outbreaks and vaccination efforts. Jaime also spoke with participants to address what is being done to prevent outbreaks in their own facilities and provided them with Telligen’s tools to assist them with their goals. 

Ask an Expert: Urinary Tract Infections

30 minutes and 38 seconds

Ask an Expert: Pressure Injuries

29 minutes and 49 seconds

This episode of Ask an Expert with Jaime Zapata, Certified Infection Preventionist, covers pressure injuries including risk factors for developing a pressure injury and a case study.

Ask an Expert: Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection

30 minutes and 15 seconds

Ask an Expert: Novavax

25 minutes and 31 seconds

This episode of Ask an Expert with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers the Novavax vaccine, its administration and effectiveness.

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Ask an Expert: Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

30 minutes and 49 seconds

Ask an Expert: COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine

28 minutes and 34 seconds

This episode of Ask an Expert with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers the COVID-19 Bivalent vaccine and how it works.

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Ask an Expert: Sepsis and Immunization

30 minutes and 7 seconds

Ask an Expert: Flu Vaccines

31 minutes and 46 seconds

This episode of Ask an Expert with Denton Chancey, PharmD, covers recommendations for the 2023 influenza vaccine. 

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