Catch Up and Keep Up with Immunizations in the Era of COVID-19

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Due to the declared national state of emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic, many children have missed vital doses in their recommended vaccination schedules. As regulations on obtaining childhood immunizations have loosened, we need to help our patients understand the importance of and pathway to catching up on missed immunizations. As pharmacists, we should refamiliarize ourselves with the vaccination schedule as well as strategies for catching up on missed immunizations. In this session pharmacists will learn how they can play an important role in assisting children and their parents in catching up on missed vaccinations that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize the recommended pediatric immunizations and the normal schedule for their administration.
  • Discuss the pharmacist’s role in identifying patients who may have missed immunizations secondary to COVID-19.
  • Develop an action plan to assist patient caregivers to safely allow children to catch up on their immunization series because of COVID-19.

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 
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 0202-0000-20-319-H06-P. 

To obtain credit for completing Catch Up and Keep Up with Immunizations in the Era of COVID-19,  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 15, 2020
Expiration date: September 15, 2023 - No credit can be earned after this date


Catch Up and Keep Up with Immunizations in the Era of COVID-19 is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Kimberly McKeirnan, 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.

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# 0202-0000-20-319-H06-P 0.1 CEUs September 15, 2020 - September 15, 2023