October 2016 ACIP Immunization Update, Home Study

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Are you an immunizing pharmacist or student pharmacist looking for current information about adult and pediatric immunization schedules, newly licensed vaccines, and emerging vaccine technologies?

APhA’s liaison member to the ACIP, Dr. Stephan Foster, will present the latest information via this one-hour CPE presentation. This home study activity will keep you abreast of any new immunization recommendations and changes to the immunization schedules as well as help you to fulfill your state immunization education requirements.


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  1. Identify how proposed changes to vaccine recommendations may impact immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults.
  2. Explain how recent changes to vaccine recommendations may impact current vaccination activities.
  3. Discuss available information regarding emerging vaccines, including data from clinical trials, projections for future availability, and potential roles in pharmacy practice.


Accreditation Information 

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

To obtain 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.10 CEUs) for completing "October 2016 ACIP Immunization Update, Home Study," complete the CPE examination and evaluation questions. A Statement of Credit will be available 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. This policy also meets the ACPE standards for quality education.

Individuals completing this activity by November 16, 2019 can receive credit.

If you already claimed credit for the live version of this activity (ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0202-0000-16-195-L04-P or 0202-0000-16-195-L04-T) you are NOT eligible to receive credit for the home study version.
This Statement of Credit should be printed upon receipt; a duplicate copy will be available in your 'My Training' page for further viewing. 

Initial release date: November 16, 2016

Expiration date: November 16, 2019

ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0202-0000-16-195-H04-P (pharmacist) and 0202-0000-16-195-H04-P (pharmacy technician).



“October 2016 ACIP Immunization Update, Home Study is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association..



Stephan L. Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP
Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Tennessee
College of Pharmacy
Memphis, Tennessee



Stephan L. Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP declares financial interests for the following:

  • Merck Vaccines (Speakers Bureau)
  • Medimmune (Speakers Bureau)
  • Sanofi-Pasteur Vaccine (Speakers Bureau)
  • Pfizer Inc (Board Member, Advisory Panel)

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 www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.

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


Target Audience

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians


ACPE Activity Type



Learning Level

Level 2


Activity Fee

This online learning activity is free to APhA members as an exclusive member benefit for 30 days after release. Thereafter, nonmembers can purchase this home-study at a cost of $129.


System Requirements

Windows XP, Windows 2003 or Windows Vista
Display resolution of 800x600 or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 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.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-16-195-H04-P 0.1 CEUs November 16, 2016 - November 16, 2019
ACPE# 0202-0000-16-195-H04-T 0.1 CEUs November 16, 2016 - November 16, 2019
ACPE# 0202-0000-16-200-H04-P 0.05 CEUs November 30, 2016 - November 30, 2019
ACPE# 0202-0000-16-200-H04-T 0.05 CEUs November 30, 2016 - November 30, 2019