Vaccine Administration, Storage and Handling (Home Study)

Activity Preview

The proper storage and handling of vaccines are important for pharmacist-based immunization clinics.  Poor storage and handling can have negative financial and patient care outcomes.  Likewise, appropriate administration of vaccines is important for ensuring good patient outcomes.  The speaker for this knowledge-based archived webinar discussed the latest guidelines on the proper storage, handling, and administration of vaccines.     

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe appropriate techniques and procedures for the administration of vaccines, and the adverse events that may occur when vaccines are not administered correctly. 
  2. Discuss storage and handling of vaccines to ensure vaccine integrity and adherence to CDC guidelines. 
  3. Discuss the appropriate procedures for the handling of vaccines that have expired or fallen outside of storage requirements. 
  4. Discuss the extent and impact of potential shoulder-injuries caused by inappropriate vaccine administration positioning. 
  5. Discuss current and future vaccine technology for the administration, storage and handling of vaccine. 

Activity type: Knowledge-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 archived webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-217-H06-P

To obtain credit for completing Vaccine Administration, Storage and Handling (Home Study)watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. 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: August 8, 2019

Expiration date: August 8, 2022 


Vaccine Administration, Storage and Handling (Home Study) is an archived, online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.


This archived webinar was supported by Grant Number, 6NH23IP922572-01-01, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ​Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services. 


Adam C. Welch, PharmD, MBA, FAPhAAlbert Bach, PharmD and 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.