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APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
Friday, September 17, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
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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. Click here for detailed course information. 
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. 
Training Details:
Cost: $299 for MPA Members; $449 for Non-members; and $29 for an Administration Kit
When: Friday, September 17, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (technology troubleshooting at 7:45 AM)
Where: Zoom Meeting - Program will be conducted virtually. 
Program Requirements:
  • Complete the 12-hour online self-study modules (must pass with 70% before you can attend the live seminar)
  • Complete the 8-hour virtual live seminar (cameras must be on the entire time and you must be visible)
  • Complete Injection Technique Assessment Exercise (you will need a partner 18 years or older available during the assessment to administer 3 injections on a live person as this is a requirement for the completion of this program)

 Please note: Email will be the primary source of communication regarding this program. You will receive a confirmation email after payment regarding course material and your enrollment code. You will also receive several follow-up emails with reminders, including the Zoom link. It will be your responsibility to contact MPA if you have not received any communication pertaining to this course. Please check your spam or junk folder before contacting MPA. Thank you.