Don't Wait -- Vaccinate! Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance (Home Study)

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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 3 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 knowledge-based activity, participants 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 Pharmacy 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. The following archived webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are 0202-0000-20-135-H06-P for pharmacists and 0202-0000-20-135-H06-T for technicians.

To obtain credit for completing Don’t Wait — Vaccinate! Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance  participants will need to 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: April 30, 2020

Expiration date: April 30, 2023 


Don’t Wait—Vaccinate! Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance (Home Study) is an educational activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Ally Dering-Anderson PharmD RP FAPhA, Ashley Hannings PharmD BCACP, Heather Folz PharmD BCACP, 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. This archived home-study is available exclusively to APhA members as a free member benefit.

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.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-135-H06-P 0.1 CEUs April 30, 2020 - April 30, 2023
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-135-H06-T 0.1 CEUs April 30, 2020 - April 30, 2023