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When: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Ewald Conference Center
1000 Westgate Drive
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55114
United States
Contact: Laurie Deegan

Online registration is available until: 9/13/2019
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APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program

American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery


A Certificate Program for Pharmacists

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Sunday, September 29, 2019 | Deadline to Register: September 13, 2019

For questions about this program, please contact:
Laurie Deegan at 612-672-5167 or ldeegan1@fairview.org

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration. 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.

The goals of this program are to:

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.

For a complete list of learning objectives for the self-study and live seminar, please visit APhA’s website.

APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program has three components: online interactive self-study with assessment; the live seminar with online final assessment; and hands-on assessment of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components, including an evaluation.

MPhA member pricing: $349
Non-member pricing: $449

Key Learning Objectives of the Live Training Seminar
At the completion of this activity, the participant 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

For a complete list of learning objectives and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s website.

Seminar Agenda:

  • Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgments
  • Clinical Review
  • Morning Break
  • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
  • Lunch
  • Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
  • Communicating with Patients
  • Afternoon Break
  • Vaccine Administration Technique
  •   Transitional/Summary Remarks
  • Skills Assessment


John Creasy, RPh
Fairview Pharmacy Services

Laurie Deegan, RPh
Fairview Pharmacy Services

Melanie Schwartz, RPh
Fairview Pharmacy Services

John Creasy, RPh, Fairview Milaca Pharmacy, declares no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this program, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, or honoraria.

Melanie Schwartz, RPh, Fairview Northeast Pharmacy, declares no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this program, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, or honoraria.

Laurie Deegan, RPh, Fairview Pharmacy Services, declares no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this program, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, or honoraria.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Information and Activity Completion Requirements

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for a total of 20.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.0 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

  • Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 12 contact hours of CPE credit (1.2 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0202-9999-17-160-H06-P
  • Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, successfully completing the injection technique assessment, and completing the online assessment and evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-9999-17-161-L06-P

To obtain 20.0 contact hours of CPE credit (2.0 CEUs) for APhA's APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program, the learner must complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page on www.pharmacist.com.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Release Date: July 15, 2017
Activity Type: Practice-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Learning Level: Level 3

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Technology Requirements - Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity. Please visit APhA’s website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Refund Policy: All cancellations received by September 6, 2019 will receive a 50% refund minus a $150 administrative fee. Cancellations received after September 6 will not receive a refund.

Program may be cancelled by co-hosts if minimum enrollment is not met. Individuals will be notified by September 6, 2019, and will receive a full refund minus the $150 administrative fee as the 12 self-study CE credits will remain active.

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