Adult and Adolescent Immunization Schedules

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COVID-19 has impacted vaccine hesitancy and willingness to receive routine vaccinations and other healthcare services in various care settings. As CDC and other guidance have been released and updated, pharmacists and other immunization providers have been taking steps to reintroduce and/or expand immunization services across the lifespan. Pharmacists must be knowledgeable about the adult and adolescent immunization catch-up schedules and guidance from the CDC to protect individuals from vaccine-preventable diseases, prior to the availability of COVID-19 vaccines. In this session, pharmacists will learn strategies and approaches to providing immunizations to adults and adolescents and addressing immunization gaps.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • List and discuss the different types of vaccines recommended for adult and adolescent vaccinations.
  • Explain the catch-up immunization schedule for adults and adolescents.
  • Describe the NVAC Standards for Adult Immunization Practice and recommendations related to adolescent immunizations.
  • Discuss and implement CDC, HHS, and other guidance on immunization pharmacy practice during COVID-19.

Activity type: Application-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 0202-0000-20-341-H06-P/T. 

To obtain credit for completing Adult and Adolescent Immunization Schedules, 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: October 27, 2020
Expiration date: October 27, 2023 - No credit can be earned after this date

Development and Support

Adult and Adolescent Immunization Schedules 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.


Kimberly McKeirnan, PharmD 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 Stephan Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, CAPT (Ret), U.S. Public Health Service.


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# 0202-0000-20-341-H06-P 0.1 CEUs October 27, 2020 - October 27, 2023
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-341-H06-T 0.1 CEUs October 27, 2020 - October 27, 2023