Pediatric vaccine catch-up during the COVID-19 pandemic

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This article will address declining childhood immunization rates during the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of the pharmacist in identifying pediatric patients who may have missed immunizations.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize the recent concerns about childhood immunization rates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Describe the role of the pharmacist in identifying pediatric patients who may have missed immunizations.
  • Describe best practices for administering pediatric immunizations in a pharmacy.
  • Identify actions that can be taken by pharmacists to address pediatric immunization rates.
  • Identify the most current and reliable immunization resources immunizing the pediatric population.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
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. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-174-H06-P.  

To obtain credit for Pediatric vaccine catch-up during the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy allows two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the questions may not appear in the same order as printed and only two attempts to pass the assessment will be granted.  The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not 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: May 1, 2021
Expiration date: May 1, 2024 - No credit can be earned after this date

Development

Pediatric vaccine catch-up during the COVID-19 pandemic, is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association

Advisory Board

Jessica M. Boh, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC.

Disclosures

Kimberly McKeirnan, PharmD, BCACP, Jessica M. Boh, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCACP, and APhA’s editorial staff and APhA 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 complete staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.

Fee

There is no fee associated with this activity for members of the American Pharmacists Association. There is a $25 fee for 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# 0202-0000-21-174-H06-P 0.1 CEUs May 01, 2021 - May 01, 2024