Pharmacist Use of IIS Data

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This CE learning activity will explain the importance of Immunization Information Systems (IIS) and the data contained within, discuss the pharmacist’s use of IIS data to forecast and identify patients in need of vaccinations, counsel patients about vaccine recommendations based on their individual immunization histories, and protect patients from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the importance of an IIS, including fundamental principles and functions, opportunities and challenges related to meaningful use of IIS data.
  • Describe the U.S. landscape of laws and regulations related to pharmacy-based participation in their state IIS.
  • Discuss the pharmacist patient care process and the importance of reporting administered vaccines to and assessing vaccination data/status to support pharmacists’ patient care role.
  • Explain how IIS data can be used to assess vaccination needs and trends in your patient population, especially in times of public health and natural crisis.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacist 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 Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-271-H06-P/T. 

To obtain credit for completing Pharmacist Use of IIS Data, 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.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to 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: September 17, 2020
Expiration date: September 17, 2023 - No credit can be earned after this date

Development and Support

Pharmacist Use of IIS Data is an online learning activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association

This webinar is supported by Grant Number, 6 NH23IP922572-01-01, 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.


Jeffery Goad, PharmD, MPH, FISTM, FAPhA declares receiving honoraria as a member of the speaker's bureau for Merck and as an advisor for Emergent BioSolutions, Seqirus, Valneva and Travax.

Rebecca Coyle, MSEd 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

The content for the presentation materials delivered for this continuing education activity was reviewed by Alison E. Chi, MPH, Program Director, American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA).


There is no fee associated with this activity. This online learning activity is open to APhA members and nonmembers.

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# 0202-0000-20-271-H06-P 0.1 CEUs September 17, 2020 - September 17, 2023
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-271-H06-T 0.1 CEUs September 17, 2020 - September 17, 2023