Increasing Awareness of Immunization Services: Roles for Pharmacy Technicians

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Pharmacy technicians can play many roles in the delivery of pharmacy-based immunization services. This training considers opportunities for technicians to increase awareness of these services through communication with patients and other members of the health care team.   

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe strategies for communicating with patients about vaccines that are appropriate for pharmacy technicians. 
  2. Explain roles for pharmacy technicians communicating with other members of the health care team and community about pharmacy-based immunization services. 

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour of CPE credit (0.05 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-226-H06-P/T

To obtain credit for completing Increasing Awareness of Immunization Services: Roles for Pharmacy Technicians, complete the learning activity, assessment with a grade of 70% or better, and evaluation questions. Then, you will be able to claim credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.   

Initial release date: August 15, 2019

Expiration date: August 15, 2022 

Development

Increasing Awareness of Immunization Services: Roles for Pharmacy Technicians is an online educational activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Advisory Board 

Kayla Hensley, PharmD, Pharmacy Regional Clinical Manager, Fred Meyer Pharmacy  

Elizabeth Oler, PharmD, Pharmacist, Fred Meyer Pharmacy  

The original publication was prepared by Judy Crespi Lofton, MS, of JCL Communications, on behalf of APhA. 

Disclosures

Kayla Hensley, PharmD, Elizabeth Oler, 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 www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

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. 

Support

All four educational activities are supported by educational grants provided by:  

  • Merck Sharp & Dohme 

  • Sanofi Pasteur US 

Additional Resources 

Visit the APhA ImmunizationCenter for more resources on immunization topics. 

Fee

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.