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Immunization Delivery Certificate Course

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program for Pharmacists & Optometrists

Date and Time

Sunday, August 4 at 8:00 a.m.

Hosted by

Marshall B. Ketchum University
College of Pharmacy
Health Professions Building
2575 Yorba Linda Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92831

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About the Program

APhA logoAPhA’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 and optometrists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.


Monica Trivedi, PharmD
Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Assistant Professor
MBKU's College of Pharmacy

For questions about Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, please contact the Department of Continuing Education at 714.449.7495 or

Enrollment Fees

$525 when you enroll online by July 8.

Enrollment fees will increase to $625 after July 8.

Lunch will be provided with the cost of enrollment. If you require a vegetarian meal, please notify the CE Department via email at

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Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be submitted via email to no later than Monday, July 8. The self-study access code may not be redeemed to be eligible for a refund. If your request is approved, a partial refund will be issued. All cancellations will be subject to a processing fee of $150.00 deducted from the refund amount.

If the self-study access code has been redeemed, no refund will be issued. Any cancellation request received after July 8 will not be eligible for a refund.


The completion of APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program include ...
  1. Enroll in APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program online at
  2. Within 3 business days, you will receive an email that includes instructions on how to access your home-study training materials.
  3. All of the required home-study materials MUST be completed prior to attending class. There will be no exceptions!
  4. Attend the live training seminar and complete a skills assessment.
  5. Once the live training seminar has been completed, you will receive instructions on how to access the final exam for the course.
  6. You must complete the final exam within one week of completion of the live training seminar. If you do not complete your exam within one week, you must pay a fee of $150.00 to APhA to re-open the examination.
The goals of Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery are to ...
  • The impact of vaccines on public health.
  • Pharmacists’ and optometrists’ 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 and optometrists who provide immunization services.
  • 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.
  • 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 for the self-study and live seminar, please visit APhA’s website.

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Live Seminar Agenda

Morning Check-In

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

  • Coffee & Refreshments Served

Morning Session

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Welcome, Introductions & Acknowledgements
  • Clinical Review
  • Morning Break
  • Managing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Strategies for Increasing Immunization Rates
  • Applying ACIP Immunization Schedules


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Meals & Beverages Served

Afternoon Session

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Communicating with Patients
  • Vaccine Administration Technique
  • Afternoon Break
  • Course Summary & Final Remarks
  • Skills Assessment

Accreditation Information

ACPE logoFor Pharmacists

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].

For Optometrists

This course meets the requirements for education set forth in new legislation AB443. To date, however, the California State Board of Optometry has not finalized requirements for immunization certification for optometrists. This course has been submitted to the State Board for approval as continuing education credit. CEUs toward license renewal cannot be guaranteed at this time.

This course consists of two learning components. The home-study portion will provide 12 hours of education. An activation code with instructions on how to complete the home-study portion will be issued to registrants via e-mail within 3 days of enrollment. The live training portion of this course will provide 8 hours of education and includes a final skills assessment.

Initial Release Date: July 15, 2017

Expiration Date: July 15, 2020

Please Note: Home-study credit will NOT be granted after this date; Live-study credit will only be granted within 60 days from the day of attendance.

Activity Completion Requirements

In order to obtain credit for the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery complete home study activities, registrants must:

  • Complete both the 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
  • CLAIM credit

To receive credit, Learners 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

Technology Requirements

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

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