Immunization Update 2015

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New vaccines, revised recommendations, updated schedules—it can be difficult to keep up with the dizzying pace of change in immunization delivery. Two of the foremost experts in immunizations will share the latest news for your practice and reveal what’s on the horizon.

This activity is based on a live activity held March 5, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, as part of the APhA2016 Annual Meeting Exposition. You may stop and start the recording accordingly to participate in any speaker activities and assessments. Please record your responses and then compare your results to the live audience results if provided in the recording.


Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the pharmacist will be able to:

  1. Identify important recent changes to the immunization schedules for adults and children in the United States.
  2. Describe specific immunization recommendations for special groups, including health care professionals, immunocompromised individuals, and pregnant women.
  3. Discuss the epidemiology of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States.
  4. Summarize information regarding the efficacy and possible adverse effects of recently licensed vaccines.
  5. List promising new vaccines in the development pipeline.

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Learning level: 2


Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).

To obtain 2.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.2 CEUs) for "Immunization Update 2016" complete the CPE examination and evaluation questions. Credit will be awarded upon achieving a passing grade of 70% or better. Please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. 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 test.

Individuals completing this activity by March 5, 2019 can receive credit. Individuals who participated in the live version of this activity held March 5, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland may NOT receive credit for the home-study version of this activity.

Initial release date: March 5, 2016
Expiration date: March 5, 2019
ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0202-0000-16-029-H01-P



"Immunization Update 2016” is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.



Stephan L. Foster, Pharm.D, FAPhA
University of Tennessee

Jeff Goad, Pharm.D., M.P.H.,FAPhA
Professor and Chair
Chapman University



Jeff Goad
Speakers Bureau – Merck Vaccine

Stephan Foster
Speakers Bureau – Merck Vaccine, sanofi-pasteur, Pfizer
Advisory Board – Pfizer, Seqirus

APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association.



The fee for this activity is $29.00 for members and $49.00 for non-members.


System Requirements

Windows XP, Windows 2003, or Windows Vista 
Display resolution of 800x600 or higher 
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox 2.0 or later, or Google Chrome 1.0 
For Firefox and Chrome, Silverlight 1.0 or later 
Windows Media Player 9.0 or later 
Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more) 
No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media 

Mac OS X 10.5 or later 
Safari 2.0.4 or later (or Firefox 2.0 or later) Silverlight 1.0 
Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps or more)  
No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media 

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-16-029-H01-P 0.2 CEUs March 05, 2016 - March 05, 2019