APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery

Join us for our fully online certificate training program on immunization delivery. This course is for Pharmacists only.

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Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
  • Universal Activity Number:
    • 0202-0000-23-154-H06-P (12.0 hour home study)
    • 0202-0000-23-155-L06-P / 0202-9999-23-155-L06-P (8.0 hour live session)
  • Contact Hours: 20.0 hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists (12.0 hours self-paced; 8-live, online)
  • Program Fees: $515.00
  • UAN Release: 03/31/2023
  • UAN Expiration: 03/31/2026
  • Activity Type: Practice-based
  • Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.
  • Format Type: This course contains a self-paced, fully online home study portion as well as a virtual live session portion. Learners will choose their live session date within the APhA LMS upon enrollment.
  • Time to Complete: All coursework must be completed within 30 days from the date of the live session. Learners who do not complete their course materials by this deadline may be required to reenroll in the program at full cost.

Summary

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.

The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span. For more information, visit the APhA Pharmcy-Based Immunization website.

This program meets the requirements outlined by Section 465.189, Florida Statute for pharmacists who wish to obtain an Immunization Administration Certification in the State of Florida.


Objectives

Educate pharmacists about:

  • The impact of vaccines on public health.
  • Pharmacists’ roles in immunization.
  • Immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
  • Strategies for improving immunization rates.
  • Requirements for pharmacists who provide immunization services.

Prepare pharmacists to:

  • Read an immunization schedule and identify appropriate vaccines for individuals across the life span and with special needs.
  • Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and dispel myths about vaccines.
  • Safely administer vaccines to patients via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intranasal, and intradermal routes.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  • Partner with immunization stakeholders to promote immunizations and the immunization neighborhood.

Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to:

  • Promote public health through immunizations.
  • Access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use.
  • Effectively communicate with patients and other stakeholders about resources.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

At the completion of the live seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe strategies for increasing immunization rates, including physician collaborations, community level activities, and immunization coalition activities.
  • Describe pharmacy operations and a process for administering vaccines in various pharmacy practice settings.
  • 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.

Program Overview

Please view the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery webpage for home study module content.


Requirements for Successful Course Completion

In order to earn credit for this course, participants must complete the 12.0 hour home study material, attend a full 8-hour live seminar session, and complete the post-live activities (remote skills assessment, final assessment, instructor evaluation & and program evaluation). The final assessment must be passed with a 70% or higher. Two attempts to pass the final assessment will be provided. If the participant does not pass the final assessment on the second attempt, the participant must re-enroll in the course at full price. Upon successful completion of all coursework, the participant’s certificate of completion will be available for download within the APhA LMS.

Continuing education credit for this course is reported by the American Pharmacists Association. Inquiries concerning CE credit may be directed to education@aphanet.org or 1-800-237-APhA (2742).


Course Access

Note: This course is completed within the APhA LMS, not the Canvas LMS.

To access your course after enrollment, please click the learning plan link provided in your receipt of payment e-mail. 

After activating your learning plan, you may access your course on the APhA website by entering your APhA login credentials on the login page.

Live session information will be provided within the APhA LMS Immunization Delivery Live Session Details section. Additionally, this information will be sent to the e-mail address on file with the UF COP CPE.


Development

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery was developed by the American Pharmacists Association. Copyright © 2017 by the American Pharmacists Association.


Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Stacey D Curtis
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Stacey D Curtis Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor And Assistant Dean For Experiential Education
Randell E Doty
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Randell E Doty Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Eric F Egelund
Department: Jacksonville Campus

Eric F Egelund Ph.D., Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Joshua Pullo
Department: Continuing Pharmacy Education

Joshua Pullo Pharm.D., C.Ph.

Instructional Assistant Professor
Teresa E Roane
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Teresa E Roane PharmD, MBA, BCACP

Director Continuing Pharmacy Education; Clinical Associate Professor

Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.


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