Rhode Island Pharmacists Association

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery - ONLY $99!

  • Friday, October 11, 2013
  • 8:00 AM
  • Hilton Providence 21 Atwells Ave Providence RI 02903


Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive training program that teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration. The program teaches the basics of immunology and focuses on practice implementation and legal/regulatory issues.

The purpose of this educational program:

1.      Provide comprehensive immunization education and training

2.      Provide pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and promote a successful immunization service

3.      Teach pharmacists to identify at-risk patient populations needing immunizations

4.      Teach pharmacists to administer immunizations in compliance with legal and regulatory standards

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.

  •         Evaluate a patient’s medical and immunization history and determine if the patient falls into the target groups for each vaccine based on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices recommendations.
  •         Review a patient case and determine patient-specific vaccine recommendations based on the appropriate immunization schedule.
  •         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.
  •         Describe the emergency procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination.
  •         List the steps for appropriate intranasal 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 pharmacist.com/ctp    

Rhode Island Pharmacists Association ∙ 1643 Warwick Ave PMB 113, Warwick, RI 02889 ∙ Phone: (401) 684-1874

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