APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program

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Activity Description

The APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program (14th Edition) 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.


Kristine S. Schonder, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics – University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Deanne L. Hall, PharmD, CDE, BCACP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics – University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP, TTS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics – University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy



Accreditation Information

The APhA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for a total of 20.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.0 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for this activity are listed below.

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 credit (1.2 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-17-160-H06-P / 0202-9999-17-160-H06-P

Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, successfully completing the injection technique assessment, and completing the online assessment and evaluation. Successful completion of this component will result in 8 contact hours of CPE credit (0.8 CEU). ACPE UAN: 0202-0000-17-161-L06-P / 0202-9999-17-161-L06-P

To obtain 20.0 contact hours of CPE credit (2.0 CEUs) for (University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy’s) APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program, the learner must complete all components listed above, and CLAIM credit for each component. Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s My Training page.

Activity Type: Practice based

Activity Type: Practice based

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.

Learning Objectives

The pharmacist who completes the home study and live components of this Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program should be able 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.