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Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

Hosted by: University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Date/Time: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 AM - 6 PM ***REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED***

Location: Room 3001, Health Building 2, 4849 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77204

The Feb. 24 class has reached maximum capacity. Please check back for future course offerings. 

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health. The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

The goals of this program are to:

Educate pharmacists about:

  • The impact of vaccines on public health.
  • Pharmacists’ roles in immunization.
  • Immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
  • Strategies for improving immunization rates.
  • Requirements for pharmacists who provide immunization services.

Prepare pharmacists to:

  • Read an immunization schedule and identify appropriate vaccines for individuals across the life span and with special needs.
  • Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and dispel myths about vaccines.
  • Safely administer vaccines to patients via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intranasal, and intradermal routes.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  • Partner with immunization stakeholders to promote immunizations and the immunization neighborhood.

Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to:

  • Promote public health through immunizations.
  • Access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use.
  • Effectively communicate with patients and other stakeholders about resources.
  • Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

For a complete list of learning objectives and for all APhA accreditation information and policies, please visit APhA’s website,

Seminar Agenda

  • Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgements
  • Clinical Review
  • Morning Break
  • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
  • Lunch
  • Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules
  • Communicating with Patients
  • Afternoon Break
  • Vaccine Administration Technique
  • Transitional/Summary Remarks
  • Skills Assessment

Program Contact: For more information on the program, please contact Dr. David Wallace at or 832-842-8304.

Fee: $395 Online registration is completed concurrently with submission of payment on the College of Pharmacy Online Payment page (see below).

  1. Visit the College of Pharmacy Online Payment page.
  2. Select PBID Immunization Training Certificate Program from the list and click the Continue button.
  3. Enter the Attendee's Contact information in the appropriate fields, check the "I am not a robot" box, and click the Continue with Order button.
  4. Review your order to ensure the correct selection and then the "Go to Credit Card Processing" button
  5. Enter your credit card information, review the contact information, and then click the "Pay With Your Credit Card" button.
  6. Once your transaction has been approved, you be sent an email detailing how to enroll in the APhA eLearning portal for the online portions of the course within 2 business days.

Refund Policy
Fees are noted in the section above. For the February 24, 2018, program, no refunds for cancellations on or after Februrary 15, 2018. Cancellations prior to February 15, 2018, will receive a refund minus a $175 processing fee regardless of whether the participant has redeemed an enrollment code or not.

Please Note: Additional Training Requirements before Administering Immunizations

This certificate training program meets the Texas State Board of Pharmacy rules requiring a 20-hour course by an ACPE approved provider. However, this course does not provide the certification in the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or its equivalent required by TSBP rules before administering immunizations. For help locating a BLS for Healthcare Providers course near you, please visit the American Heart Association's Find A Course page. Additionally, pharmacists who perform immunizations also must receive training in Bloodborne Pathogens as required by OSHA. Such training typically is provided by employers, but the Texas Pharmacy Association also periodically holds webinars on the subject. Information on upcoming webinars can be found on the program page or by contacting Lisa Goerlitz at TPA.


Bernadette Asias-Dinh, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, CDE, R.Ph.
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston

Katherine Smith, Pharm.D., BCACP, R.Ph.
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston

David Wallace, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Houston


Parking is available in the UH Welcome Center Garage, 4434 University Dr., Houston, TX 77204. The weekend parking rate for garages is $5 per day (payable by cash or credit card at the paystations or by credit card at the exit gates). 

UHCOP's Health Building 2 is an access-controlled facility. Detailed instructions for accessing the building will be emailed to registrants in advance. 

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The home-study portion of the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-160-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-161-L06-P).

Initial release date: 07/15/2017

Expiration date: 07/25/2020 - PLEASE NOTE: NO Home Study credit granted after this date; Live Credit can only be granted within 60 days from the day of the seminar attended.

Activity Completion Requirements

To obtain credit for "Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" complete home study activities, complete both home study and final assessments with a grade of 70% or better, attend the live seminar, successfully complete the injection technique assessment, complete the evaluation, and CLAIM credit. To obtain credit, the Learner must CLAIM credit once each component is completed. Once credit is claimed, Transcripts of CPE will be available online within 24 hours on the Learner’s CPE Monitor profile at The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s “My Training” page on

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Technology Requirements - Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity. Please visit APhA’s website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

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