Pharmacy technicians can play critical roles in managing all the supplies that are required for a pharmacy-based immunization program. This training focuses on roles for pharmacy technicians in supporting pharmacy-based immunization services, including managing the inventory of vaccines and supplies, ordering new vaccines and supplies when needed, and ensuring that vaccines are stored and handled correctly.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe proper storage and handling of vaccines.
- Identify roles pharmacy technicians can play in vaccine inventory, storage, and handling.
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
Learning level: 2
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour of CPE credit (0.05 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-235-H06-P/T.
To obtain credit for Vaccine Inventory, Storage and Handling: 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
Vaccine Inventory, Storage and Handling: Roles for Pharmacy Technicians is an online activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association.
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.
Kayla Hensley, PharmD, Elizabeth Oler, PharmD,
All four educational activities are supported by educational grants provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Sanofi Pasteur US
There is no fee associated with this activity for members of the American Pharmacists Association. There is a $25 fee for nonmembers.
Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity. Please visit our website and view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.