Immunization Update 2017 (Home Study)

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Racing to keep up with immunizations? You’re not alone. The practice is constantly evolving—with recommendations and schedules updated often and new vaccines frequently introduced. Whether you’re an experienced pharmacist immunizer or a novice, you’ll benefit from the latest news in immunizations and a glimpse of what’s on the horizon. 

This home study is an archived webinar from the APhA2017 Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA.

Learning Objectives

After participating in "Immunization Update 2017 (Home Study)", 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 about the efficacy and possible adverse effects of recently licensed vaccines.
5. List promising new vaccines in the development pipeline.

After participating in "Immunization Update 2017 (Home Study)", the pharmacy technician 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 about the efficacy and possible adverse effects of recently licensed vaccines.
5. List promising new vaccines in the development pipeline.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Level: 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). This home study CPE activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.15 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-17-037-L04-P/T.

To obtain credit for "Immunization Update 2017 (Home Study)" complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation and CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, 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. All exam questions are randomized and may not appear in the same order as printed. 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.

Initial Release Date: March 25, 2017

Expiration date: March 25, 2020 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE

Development

"Immunization Update 2017 (Home Study)" is an archived webinar education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.                                                                                   

Disclosures

Stephan Foster, PHARMD, FAPhA declares that he is on advisory boards with Pfizer, Seqirus, and Sanofi-Pasteur and on speakers bureaus with Pfizer, Merck, Seqirus, and Sanofi-Pasteur. 

Jeffery Goad, PHARMD, MPH, FAPHA declares that he is on an advisory board and speakers bureau for Merk. 

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. 

Fee

The fee for this activity is $29 for APhA members and $49 for non-members. 

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-037-H04-P 0.15 CEUs March 25, 2017 - March 25, 2020
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-037-H04-T 0.15 CEUs March 25, 2017 - March 25, 2020