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 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.
UPDATE: The Oct. 12 live portion has reached capacity and we are accepting registrations for Oct. 14. However, the live question and answer segment to review home study and recorded sessions will only be conducted on Oct. 12 from 9:45-11:45 a.m., of which you can participate virtually.
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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.
For a complete list of learning objectives, and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s Web site at www.Pharmacist.com/pharmacy-based-immunization-delivery.
Agenda may be modified
This program includes self-study and live training components. Due to the current health crisis and to minimize in-person interaction with other participants, the program has been restructured to include pre-recorded sessions.
The self-study learning activity is designed to ensure that all participants have an understanding of vaccine-preventable diseases and the role of pharmacists as vaccine advocates and administrators. There are five learning modules that present in-depth information on immunology, practice implementation, and legal and regulatory issues with appropriate references to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resource publication, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Disease.
After completion of the home study, participants will review recordings on the following: clinical review, managing a pharmacy-based immunization program, strategies for increasing immunization rates, applying ACIP immunization schedules, communicating with patients, and proper vaccination techniques.
Oct. 12, 2020
MPA Headquarters, 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing
A live virtual session from 9:45-11:45 a.m. will allow participants to ask questions about content covered in the home study and recorded sessions, and faculty will go over cases. Participants will be on their own for lunch from Noon-1 p.m. Injection technique assessments will begin at 1 p.m. Participants will be paired with one other individual and together they will progress through safely distanced stations to prep the needles and demonstrate intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
Due to indoor capacity limitations, the Oct. 12 component is limited to 30 people. If registration exceeds 30 people, injection technique assessments will also be held on Oct. 14. All registrants must participate in the 9:45 a.m. virtual session, but may do so from the comfort of their home, office or pharmacy, or by coming to MPA’s Headquarters with their laptop to access the session in a socially distant manner.
Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.
Course material and exams will be accessed online. In order to participate in this activity, registrants must have access to the internet and a computer with minimum system requirements found at
Heidi Diez, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor and clinical pharmacist, ambulatory care, University of Michigan Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Kristen Klein, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor of pharmacy, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Faculty have indicated that they don’t have conflicts of interest, nor do they have financial relationships with a commercial interest related to their respective presentation.
Initial Release Date: March 30, 2020
Expiration Date: March 30, 2023
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: 0202-0000-20-179-H06-P / 0202-9999-20-179-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: 0202-0000-20-180-L06-P / 0202-9999-20-180-L06-P
To obtain 20.0 contact hours of CPE credit (2.0 CEUs) for 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 APhA My Training page.
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.
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Michigan Pharmacists Association reserves the right to cancel the Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program if fewer than 20 participants are registered by Oct. 8, 2020. Refunds (minus a $50 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing prior to Oct. 8, 2020. An administrative fee equal to the amount of the full registration rate will be assessed for any enrollment code that has been redeemed. Refunds will not be granted to no-shows and cancellations received after Oct. 8, 2020.
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 this program, please contact MPA Director of Education Mary Farrington at Mary@MichiganPharmacists.org or at (517) 377-0234.