This program is designed for pharmacists with direct patient care responsibilities or those consulting with prescribers. This complete practice-based continuing education activity has both live and online components, and provides 20 contact hours.

Throughout the course participants will learn to recognize the public health impact of vaccine-preventable disease in the U.S., to apply CDC vaccination recommendations to individual patients, and to describe requirements for proper vaccine storage and handling. 


This two-part course provides background knowledge and hands-on training in the administration of immunizations. In the online, self-study portion of the course, participants will learn to recognize the public health impact of vaccine-preventable disease in the US; practice the application of CDC-recommended vaccinations in individual patient scenarios; and describe requirements for proper vaccine storage and handling. After finishing the online activities, participants will complete live content that has been optimized for COVID-19 in order to complete the course. This successful demonstration of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique at your local pharmacy or at the College of Pharmacy.


  1. Describe the current regulatory status of pharmacist-administered vaccinations in Minnesota.
  2. Recognize the public health impact of vaccine-preventable disease in the U.S.
  3. Articulate the levels at which a pharmacist can undertake vaccine advocacy.
  4. Describe a pharmacist's unique opportunities to contribute to disease prevention in the U.S.

Pharmacotherapeutics/Patient Care

  1. Discuss basic immunology as it relates to vaccines.
  2. Describe vaccine-preventable diseases including: influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, diptheria, pertussis, hepatitis A and B, poliomyelitis, varicella, varicella zoster, measles, mumps, rubella, and human papillomavirus.
  3. Recognize populations at-risk for vaccine-preventable illnesses.
  4. Apply CDC vaccination recommendations to individual patients.
  5. Review patient-specific immunization records and identify vaccine indications.
  6. Identify patients who have contraindications to vaccine administration.
  7. Outline treatment procedures for patients experiencing local and systemic adverse effects secondary to vaccine administration.
  8. Demonstrate proper intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique.

Practice Issues

  1. Outline documentation requirements for immunizations including informed consent, patient-specific records, pharmacy records, screening forms, and adverse event reporting.
  2. Recognize the need for communication between pharmacist, patient and primary care provide with respect to vaccine administration.
  3. Describe requirements for proper vaccine storage and handling.
  4. Identify liability issues related to vaccine administration
  5. Describe Medicare reimbursement requirements and processes for vaccine administration.

Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD) and [enter joint provider organization name]. The National Center OICPD is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This application-based activity has been approved for 20 contact hours.

Following successful completion of the online activity, completion (70% or greater) of the activity content, an activity evaluation, and a live demonstration of skills, participants will receive an electronic statement of credit within four weeks. Statements of credit will be available via the CPE Management System.

The Universal Activity Number is JA4008105-0000-22-108-H06-P

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Section Title
Immunization Delivery for Pharmacists
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fee $350.00
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