Don't Wait -- Vaccinate! Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 (1:00PM - 2:00PM ET)

Pre-registration is required to participate. This activity is available to APhA members only. 

Activity Preview

During the Immunizing Pharmacists SIG Business Meeting at APhA2019, attendees identified “handling vaccine hesitancy and refusal” as a topic of programming interest. Specifically, strategies for addressing immunization barriers including the anti-vax movement and practical communication tools and pearls were identified as beneficial information for members.

This webinar is targeted to immunizing pharmacists to address vaccine hesitancy and resistance. A panel of three members from APhA’s Immunizing Pharmacists Special Interest Group will discuss their approaches for addressing patients who are hesitant to receive immunizations.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe common reasons for vaccine hesitancy using a case-based approach.
  2. Select motivational interviewing techniques to guide conversations with vaccine-hesitant patients.
  3. Identify reputable resources for addressing specific patient concerns.

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists and Technicians 

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.  This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-135-L06-P/T.

To obtain credit for Don’t Wait—Vaccinate! Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance, attend the live activity, complete the evaluation, 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.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy allows two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the questions may not appear in the same order as printed and only two attempts to pass the assessment will be granted.  The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not 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: April 30, 2020
Expiration date for LIVE credit: June 29, 2020 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE


Don’t Wait—Vaccinate! Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance is a live continuing education activity for pharmacists and technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association in conjunction with APhA’s Immunizing Pharmacists Special Interest Group.


Speakers disclosures will be revealed during time of event. APhA’s editorial staff declares 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 complete staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at


This activity is available to members only. There is no fee for member participation.

System Requirements

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.

Don’t Wait—Vaccinate! Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance

Date 4/30/2020 1:00:00 PM
Address APhA Webinar
City Washington DC State District of Columbia Zip Code 20037