MPA | Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery Program - Sept. 28, 2016

MPA is hosting a Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery Program on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at the Hilton Suites Auburn Hills, 2300 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills, Mich. 48326. 

MPA hosts several Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery Programs each year to encourage pharmacists and student pharmacists to gain the knowledge and training necessary to become primary sources of vaccine information and delivery. Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is an innovative, intensive and practice-based continuing pharmacy education program, 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 also emphasizes a health care team approach and seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.

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Registration for this program is full. 

Program Description

APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (13th Edition) is an innovative, intensive and practice-based continuing pharmacy education activity, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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; and 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; and 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; and operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for pharmacists in all practice settings and student pharmacists committed to implementing an immunization service.

Key Learning Objectives

At the end of the live presentation, participants should 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 Web site at

Program Schedule

Agenda may be modified

7:30-8 a.m.—Registration/Check-In/Continental Breakfast

8-8:15 a.m.—Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgments

8:15-9:50 a.m.—Clinical Review

9:50-10 a.m.—Morning Break

10 a.m.-Noon—Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program; Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates

Noon-1 p.m.—Lunch (provided)

1-3 p.m.—Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules; Communicating with Patients

3-3:10 p.m.—Afternoon Break

3:10-7 p.m.—Vaccine Administration Technique; Transitional/ Summary Remarks; Skills Assessment

Activity Requirements

Once registered, you will receive e-mail instructions on how to begin. Course material and exams will be accessed online. In order to participate in this activity, registrants must have access to a computer with minimum system requirements. For a full list of technology requirements, please visit


Jessica Burley, R.Ph., pharmacist, Rite Aid, Mattawan, Mich. and Eric Roath, Pharm.D., director of professional practice, Michigan Pharmacists Association, Lansing, Mich. The faculty noted has indicated that they don’t have conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest related to their respective presentation.

CPE Credit Statement

Initial Release Date: 4/15/2014, Expiration Date: 4/15/2017 This is a practice-based activity.

Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment with a grade of 70 percent or higher and will result in 12.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credits (1.2 CEUs). ACPE Universal Activity #0202-9999-14-002-H01-P.

Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, passing the final assessment with a grade of 70 percent or higher and demonstrating competency in two intramuscular and one subcutaneous injection. Successful completion of this component will result in 8.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.80 CEUs). ACPE Universal Activity #0202-9999-14-003-L01-P

Once credit is claimed, Statements of Credit will be available online within 24 hours on the participant’s CPE Monitor profile at The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s “My Training” page on

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

Cancellation and Refund Policy


Michigan Pharmacists Association reserves the right to cancel the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program if fewer than 20 participants are registered by Sept. 1, 2016. Refunds (less a $50 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing prior to Sept. 21, 2016. An administrative fee of $175 will be assessed for any enrollment code that has been redeemed. Refunds will not be granted to no-shows and cancellations received after Sept. 21, 2016. Requests for refunds due to inclement weather will not be honored.

Additional Information

Each participant must be CPR or BCLS certified in order for the certificate of achievement to be valid. Certification may be obtained either before or after participation in this program. For further information about the immunization program, please contact MPA Office Operations and Office Operations and Building Manager Cynthia Rowe at or (517) 377-0222.