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APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery training
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When: 1/29/2016
7:30 AM
Where: The Saratoga Hilton
534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York  12866
United States
Presenter: Joseph Navarra, RPh & Terrence Towers, RPh
Contact: Barb Trimarchi

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APhA'S PHARMACY-BASED IMMUNIZATION DELIVERY certificate training program (13th Edition) is an innovative, intensive, and practicebased 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.


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. 

APhA'S PHARMACY-BASED IMMUNIZATION DELIVERY certificate training program has three components: online interactive self-study with assessment; the live seminar with online final assessment; and hands-on assessment of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components, including an evaluation.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe strategies for increasing immunization rates, including physician collaborations, community level activities, and immunization coalition activities
2. Describe pharmacy operations and a process for administering vaccines in various pharmacy practice settings
3. Evaluate patient histories and make patientspecific recommendations based on the appropriate immunization schedule
4. Demonstrate effective strategies for communicating with patients who have concerns about vaccines
5. Describe current evidence regarding vaccine safety
6. Recognize the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions that can occur after vaccination
7. Describe procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination that constitute an emergency
8.List the steps for administering currently available intranasal and intradermal vaccines
9. 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 website, http://www. delivery.

Initial release date: 04/15/2014; expiration date: 04/15/2017

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 credits (1.2 CEUs). ACPE Universal Activity Number: 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% or higher and demonstrating competency in 2 intramuscular and 1 subcutaneous injection. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.80 CEU). ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0202-9999-14-003-L01-P

Once credit is claimed, Statements of Credit will be available online within 24 hours on 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

ACTIVITY TYPE:  Practice-based

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Pharmacists in all practice settings




Refund Policy: An 80% refund of the registration fee will be made if cancellation notification is received 3 weeks prior to the live course date, AND if the access code has not been redeemed.

If the access code for a specific live seminar/home study programmed is redeemed there will be NO refund for cancellation. However, you may be eligible to apply your registration to a later live seminar for a discounted fee of no less than $250. To do this, you must contact the PSSNY at 800.632.8822 PRIOR to the live seminar date originally registered for.

If you have any questions about the refund policy - please contact PSSNY at 800.632.8822 or e-mail