What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines
This overview of COVID-19 vaccine developments explores the implications for oral health professionals and patients.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the types of COVID-19 vaccines being developed and their mechanisms of action.
- Explain the purpose of an emergency use authorization, and the concept of herd immunity in controlling COVID- 19 infections.
- Discuss the existing and potential role of oral health professionals in mitigating the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
This course was issued in January 2021 and expires January 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.