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APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Additional Info:
Lindsay De Santis
Continuing Education
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
If participant CANNOT arrange for the following three actions, please refrain from registering in this program and wait for a future APhA immunization program that can be held in person.

1. Secure access to an immunizing pharmacist who is licensed to administer vaccinations in their state. The pharmacist will serve the role of an assessor during your injection technique exercise.
2. Identify a partner to be a simulated patient to receive the 3 normal saline injections you will be administering during the injection technique exercise.
3. Secure access to the necessary supplies needed for the injection technique exercise.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations can be processed with refunds less a $25 administrative fee through September 30, 2021 unless the user has redeemed their enrollment code. Once an enrollment code has been redeemed, no refunds are provided. Please contact our office to schedule an alternative training date, if possible.

Immunization Oct 21

APhA’s 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. 

There are three components to this VIRTUAL program:

  1. Self-study modules and assessment which is done at your own pace at your computer.
  2. Virtual Live Seminar which will be conducted via a Zoom meeting on the day and time listed.
  3. Hands-on Injection Technique Assessment.

It is very important to review all of the program registration information below which lists your responsibilities prior to registering for this course. You will need to complete the injection technique assessment exercise so read the instructions carefully before registering.  

To complete the required Injection Technique Assessment Exercise each participant must Identify an immunizing pharmacist who is licensed to administer vaccinations in Massachusetts. This pharmacist will be responsible for observing the participant during the injection technique exercise. The demonstrated technique will include giving a willing partner 2 intramuscular and 1 subcutaneous injections of normal saline.

Participant must be able to procure the following supplies needed for the injection technique exercise. This must be done by the program participant. MPhA will not be able to ship supplies to you.

(2) 1” safety syringes (1mL 25G x 1" preferred or 3mL)
(1) 5/8” safety syringe (1mL 25G x 5/8" preferred or 3mL)
(1) vial sodium chloride 
Bandages, alcohol swabs, cotton balls, gloves and sharps disposal


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: 

  • 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.

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). The home-study portion of the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-20-179-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-0000-20-180-L06-P).
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
APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete the assessments. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. All assessment questions are randomized. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment