Adolescent Vaccines: How Pharmacists Can Make Strong Recommendations and Referrals

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (1:00PM - 2:00PM ET)

*Pre-registration is required to participate.

Activity Preview

Every year in the United States, 33,700 women and men are diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV infection. HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90% of these cancers from ever developing. Yet HPV vaccine rates continue to lag behind other vaccines—only half of U.S. adolescents are up to date. Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to have a positive impact on HPV vaccine delivery, given that on average, a pharmacy is available within two miles of every home in the United States. Pharmacists can identify which vaccines preteens need and motivate parents to make an appointment with their child’s doctor to get vaccinated. In some states, pharmacists can administer HPV vaccine to preteens. 

During this webinar, a pharmacist will describe how pharmacists can make effective HPV vaccine recommendations and referrals.  A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expert will describe effective communication techniques and CDC educational resources for healthcare providers and parents.  

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists will be able to:

1. Discuss the importance of adolescent vaccination for the individual and community
2. Describe the role that pharmacists play within the adolescent immunization neighborhood.
3. Describe effective strategies when recommending adolescent vaccines and addressing caregivers' vaccine concerns.
4. Demonstrate strategies for pharmacists to use when making vaccine referrals.
5. Describe effective HPV recommendations for patients age 11 or 12 years.
6. Identify reassuring, confident, and concise responses to parental questions about HPV vaccination.
7. Locate CDC HPV vaccine resources for healthcare providers and parents

Activity type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists

Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-9999-19-170-L06-P. 

To obtain credit for completing Adolescent Vaccines: How Pharmacists Can Make Strong Recommendations and Referrals, participants will need to complete the 2-step registration process, attend the live webinar, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. An attendance code and detailed instructions on how to claim credit will be provided during the webinar. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript. 

Initial release date: May 29, 2019

Expiration date to claim credit for LIVE webinar: June 28, 2019 


Adolescent Vaccines: How Pharmacists Can Make Strong Recommendations and Referrals is a live continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Pharmacists Association.


Suzanne Higginbotham, Ian Branamand 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, visit the APhA website at

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


There is no fee associated with this activity. 

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Adolescent Vaccines: How Pharmacists Can Make Strong Recommendations and Referrals

Date 5/29/2019 1:00:00 PM
Address Webinar, 2215 Constitution Ave
City NW State District of Columbia Zip Code 20037