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American Pharmacists Association’s
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery

A Certificate Program for Pharmacists

Hosted by:
The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Friday, January 12, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

7 Greenhouse Road, Room 130, Kingston, RI 02881

Early Registration Fee $200 ($225 after January 1, 2018)

(Registration and Continental Breakfast at 7:00am)

For questions about this program, please contact: Brenda Norris at 401.874.5552 or

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.

Program Goals

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.

For a complete list of learning objectives for the self-study and live seminar, please visit APhA’s website, .

Seminar Agenda

  • Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements
  • Clinical Review
  • Morning Break
  • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
  • Lunch
  • Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
  • Communicating with Patients
  • Afternoon Break
  • Vaccine Administration Technique
  • Transitional/Summary Remarks
  • Skills Assessment 


Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD
Clinical Professor

Brett Feret, PharmD
Clinical Professor
Director of Experiential Education

Celia P. MacDonnell, PharmD
Clinical Professor

Kelly Orr, PharmD, AE-C
Clinical Professor
Director, Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The home-study portion of the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-160-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-161-L06-P).

Initial Release Date: July 15, 2017

Expiration date: July 15, 2020 – PLEASE NOTE:  NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.

Activity Completion Requirements

To obtain credit for “Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery” complete home study activities, complete both home study and final assessments with a grade of 70% or better, attend the live seminar, successfully complete the injection technique assessment, complete the evaluation, and CLAIM credit. To obtain credit, the Learner must CLAIM credit once each component is completed. Once credit is claimed, Transcripts of CPE will be available online within 24 hours on the Learner’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

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Technology Requirements  –  Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit APhA’s website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Registration and Refunds

This program is open to licensed pharmacists and pharmacy students only. Program registration is limited to the first 50 participants. NOTE: Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 21 days prior to the program.

Early Registration fee: $200 includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. Registration fee after January 1 is $225. Registration must be completed online using a credit card or electronic check as payment. Registrants will receive an immediate email registration confirmation as well as a follow up email with instructions for accessing the online self-study component of the program. The instructional email will be sent 1-2 business days after receipt of a paid registration. No refunds for registration cancellations on or after January 1, 2018. Cancellations prior to January 1, 2018 will receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee provided the registrant has not redeemed the online access code for the self-study component. Participants who redeem an enrollment code will not receive a refund regardless whether or not they complete any portion of the self-study but will be able to transfer registration to another program. If you are not able to attend the live workshop you registered to attend, please contact Brenda Norris at 401.874.5552 or

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