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Digital Seminar

The New COVID-19 Vaccines: Addressing Your Must-Know Questions

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
58 Minutes
Audio and Video
Feb 02, 2021
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For those of us in healthcare, this past year has been very challenging.  We were thrust in to treating a virus that we knew little about.  At first.   

As time has continued, we have become more skillful at treating patients suffering the consequences of COVID-19.  At incredible speed and efficiency, we also now have access to two highly effective vaccines to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19.  Because of how quickly new research and new findings are being released related to the vaccines, there are plenty of questions that exist.  Questions from patients certainly.  And questions for those of us on the frontlines as well. 

Join me, Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, for a 90-minute presentation that will tackle what you must know today.  I will synthesize the growing body of evidence and guidelines so that you also have a greater confidence and authority regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.  Let’s continue to learn from one another.  To be our best.  So that we can give our best to the patients we see.  There is so much hope on the horizon! 


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Note: This program includes the same content as "COVID-19 Vaccines 2.0: What We Now Know & Answers to Your Latest Questions" (recorded on 03/22/2021). You cannot receive credit for both programs.

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Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS's Profile

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Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and has been involved in medicine for over 30 years.

Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults at nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking about geriatric-related syndromes.

Steven is the author of Geriatric Pharmacology: The Principals of Practice & Clinical Recommendations, Second Edition, and also sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve. Steven has been described as a “dynamic” educator and one of the most engaging presenters around.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Steven Atkinson is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians and Midwest Geriatrics Services, and he is the owner of Mindful Geriatrics, LLC. He provides legal counseling services to medical professionals and receives compensation. Mr. Atkinson receives a fee for course development from Executive Links. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Utah. Mr. Atkinson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He owns stocks/shares in Moderna, Inc and was a previous stock/shares owner in Lilly. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Steven Atkinson is a member of the board for MDMA. He is a member of AMDA/PALTC, GMPA, and others. For a complete list, please contact

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Target Audience

  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants


  1. Respond confidently to patient questions regarding safety of the COVID-19 vaccines.
  2. Determine which patients should (and should not) receive the vaccine.


Why Get Vaccinated? 

  • Comparison of deaths from the “common flu” to that of COVID-19 
  • Why Herd Immunity is needed 
  • Out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine 

For Those Who Already have had COVID-19 

  • I’ve had COVID-19, can I or should I get the vaccine? 

How Long Will the Vaccine Last? 

  • Will we need vaccines annually? 
  • How long is immunity expected after taking the vaccine? 

Side Effects 

  • Common side effects 
  • Combining other vaccines with the COVID vaccine 

Who Should Not Get Vaccinated 

  • Those who should avoid vaccination 
  • Is the vaccine safe during pregnancy 
  • How should we proceed for children 


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