APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program Information


Training Seminar Agenda

TIME                 ACTIVITY
7:30 - 8:00Registration / Check-In and Coffee
8:00 - 10:00Welcome and Introductions / Clinical Review
10:00 - 10:15Morning Break
10:15 - 12:00 Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program / Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
12:00 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 2:30Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules / Communicating with Patients
2:30 - 2:45Afternoon Break
2:45 - 6:00*Vaccine Administration Technique / Transitional and Summary Remarks
Skills Training and Assessment
5:00 - 6:00*Dismissal*
*dismissal is dependent on length of the Assessment portion of the course

Live Seminar Learning Objectives

The second component of the APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training
program (14th Edition) is an active learning seminar focusing on pharmacy practice implementation.
The live training seminar is based on the experience of practitioners involved in immunization
advocacy and administration. The training seminar reinforces and expands on the self-study program
and addresses areas such as immunization needs, legal and regulatory issues, and injectiontechnique
training. Participants will be expected to practice giving intramuscular and subcutaneous
injections.


After participating in the Live Seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe strategies for increasing immunization rates, including physician collaborations,
    community level activities, and immunization coalition activities
  • Evaluate patient histories and make patient-specific recommendations based on the
    appropriate immunization schedule
  • Demonstrate effective strategies for communicating with patients who have concerns about
    vaccines
  • Describe current evidence regarding vaccine safety
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions that can occur after vaccination
  • Describe procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination that
    constitute an emergency
  • List the steps for administering currently available intranasal and intradermal vaccines
  • Demonstrate appropriate intramuscular and subcutaneous injection techniques for adult
    immunization

All participants are strongly encouraged to obtain CPR or BCLS certification. However, certification is
not a prerequisite of the program. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to participants who
successfully complete all program requirements. The Certificate of Achievement is invalid, however,
without written proof of current CPR or BCLS certification.