Your Annual Immunization Update: What’s New and What’s to Come

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The practice of immunization evolves constantly. That means pharmacists and pharmacy technicians need to keep up. This activity will help to navigate the latest in immunizations including from the February 2021 ACIP meeting with two leading experts in pharmacy-based immunization delivery. You will also learn what’s on the horizon. Whether you are an experienced or novice pharmacist immunizer, you will find value in this presentation.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify and apply important recent changes to the immunization schedules for adults and children in the United States to representative patient cases.
  2. Describe specific immunization recommendations for special populations, including health professionals, immunocompromised individuals, and pregnant women.
  3. Discuss the epidemiology of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States.
  4. Summarize information about the efficacy and possible adverse effects of recently licensed vaccines.

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

  1. Identify and apply recent ACIP changes to vaccine administration.
  2. Recognize possible adverse effects of recently licensed vaccines.
  3. Identify promising new vaccines in the development pipeline.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

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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 2 contact hours of CPE credit (0.2 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-026-H06-P/T

To obtain credit for Your Annual Immunization Update: What’s New and What’s to Come participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com and CPE Monitor/NABP ID account 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: March 12, 2021
Expiration date: March 12, 2024 - No credit granted after this date

Development and Support

Your Annual Immunization Update: What’s New and What’s to Come is an activity for pharmacists and for pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and Moderna. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association

Disclosures

Speaker disclosures will be provided at the time of the seminar, 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 www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

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. 

Fee

This learning product is a component of the APhA2021 Virtual Education package.

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# 0202-0000-21-026-H06-P 0.2 CEUs March 12, 2021 - March 12, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-026-H06-T 0.2 CEUs March 12, 2021 - March 12, 2024