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"Vaccinating Adults & Adolescents: An Immunization Program Practicum Session”

The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is designed specifically to train pharmacists and pharmacy students to participate in an Immunization program for adults and adolescents. The content derived from the CDC program "Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" and adapted to WashingtonState specific pharmacy law and practice. By completing this course, pharmacists can earn 15 hours of continuing education credit while becoming certified to administer adult and adolescent vaccines.



Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Faculty: Iyabode Akinsanya-Beysolow, MD, MH, FAAP, Medical Officer, CDC, NCIRD, William Atkinson, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC/NCIRD, Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD, Mona Saralya, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, CDC/NCIRD, Donna Weaver, MN, RN, Nurse Educator, CDC/NCIRD and Target Audience Content Expert, Angela Calcugar, MD, MPH, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC.

ACPE# 130-999-09-039-H04 P | 12 hours home study | 1.20 CEUs |Initial release date 7/1/2009 | Expiration date 7/1/12 | Activity Type: Knowledge

The didactic training is designed for pharmacists to improve immunization practices in the United States. Participants will view the DVD’s which is approximately 10 hours of a satellite broadcasts. The didactic home study will require use of the text: Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, published by the CDC. An open-book post-test must be completed with a score of at least 70% correct responses. Pharmacists will receive a Statement of Credit for a total of 12 hours or 1.20 CEUs within 4-6 weeks after sending in the answer sheet.

Participants will receive the CDC Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Didactic and the Immunization Works 2009 CD. The Immunization Works 2009 CD includes valuable tools to set up your vaccine practice including Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Pink Book) 11th Edition, The easy-to-reference Pink Book contains updated, comprehensive information on each vaccine-preventable disease, as well as the latest information on principles of vaccination, general recommendations on immunization, immunization strategies for healthcare practices and providers and vaccine safety.


Vaccinating Adults & Adolescents: An Immunization Program Practicum Session

Faculty: Jenny Arnold, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy Practice Development, Washington State Pharmacy Association

ACPE# 130-000-10-010-L04 P (3 hours live | 0.3 CEUs) | Initial release date 6/1/10 | Expiration date 6/1/13 | Activity Type: Application

The practicum session involves hands-on training about pharmacist provision of immunizations. The practicum covers how to establish an immunization program in your pharmacy, collaborative drug therapy agreements, protocols, documentation forms, updated guidelines, vaccine storage and handling, work flow tips, and reimbursement. Participants give and receive injections and prepare for adverse events. The live practicum is accompanied by the text, Immunization: a Manual for Pharmacists, published by WSPA. This manual includes review of WA State pharmacy laws authorizing administration of vaccines, a collaborative prescribing protocol template, international travel vaccine recommendations, screening tools, protocols for management of anaphylactic reactions, WA Dept of Health administration consent records, vaccine administration guidelines, reporting, and financial considerations and reimbursement.

No partial credit will be given. Registrants must sign-in, attend the program and complete and submit the official evaluation form at the end of the program to receive credit. Pharmacists will receive a total of 3 hours or0.3 CEUs for completion of this part and the statement of credit will be mailed within 4-6 weeks after the date of the program.

PART 3 – CPR (External, on your own)

In order to receive an immunization certificate, you must have a current adult CPR card. CPR training is not included in this program. If your CPR card is not up-to-date, please complete CPR training and provide proof of CPR certification to the WSPA. On-line options

Immunization Certificate of Completion:

In order to receive your certificate of completion for the Immunization training program, you must successfully complete all three parts of the immunization program within one year of the practicum date. The steps do not need to be completed in succession.  Formal Certificates will be mailed by WSPA upon successful completion of the program in its entirety. 

Registration Fee: 

Pharmacist $275 / $375 
Resident $135 / $185 
Student  $50/  $75

 *Student discounted price does not include ACPE CE credit hours

For more information call Maria Lieggi at WSPA 425-228-7171 ext. 2 


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