Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program


This program was developed by the American Pharmacists Association and is delivered in partnership with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co.

APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program 
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Boston Newton Marriot Hotel - Newton, Mass.
Fee: $49

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is a Practice-based activity conducted in two parts – a self-study learning component and a live training seminar. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components.
Key learning objectives for the live training seminar:
• Identify opportunities for pharmacists to become involved in immunization delivery.
• Describe how vaccines evoke an immune response and provide immunity.
• Identify the vaccines available on the U.S. market for each vaccine-preventable disease and classify each vaccine as live attenuated or inactivated.
• Outline the target groups for vaccination based on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices recommendations.
• Review patients’ medical and immunization histories and determine vaccine recommendations based on current immunization schedules.
• Outline the steps involved in establishing a pharmacy-based immunization delivery program.
• Discuss the legal, regulatory, and liability issues involved with pharmacy-based immunization programs.
• Describe the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions that can occur after vaccination and the emergency procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination.
• Describe the appropriate technique for administration of the live attenuated influenza vaccine.
• Demonstrate appropriate intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique for adult immunization.

• Registration/Check-in and Continental Breakfast
• Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements
• Program Overview
• The Importance of Vaccines and The Pharmacist’s Role in Vaccine Delivery
• How Do Vaccines Prevent Disease?
• Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Part I)
Morning Break
• Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Part II)
• Identifying Vaccination Needs
• Establishing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
• Practice Implementation
Afternoon Break
• Adverse Events Following Vaccination and Emergency Preparedness
• Vaccine Administration Technique
• Transitional/ Summary Remarks
• Skills Training and Assessment

   The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as provider of continuing pharmacy education.

For a complete list of program learning objectives, faculty credentials, and continuing pharmacy education information, please visit APhA’s website
TOTAL CE CREDIT: 20 HOURS (2.0 CEUs) - (1.2 CEU) ACPE UAN: 202-000-09-002-H01-P;
(0.80 CEU) ACPE UAN: 202-000-09-001-L01-P

Register for the program here



Contact Information

Danielle Carr
(P): 617-732-2081
(F): 617-732-2220

Date, Time & Location

Date: 9/17/2009
Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Boston Newton Marriot Hotel
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466