Developing a Pharmacy Based Immunization Program

Learning objectives
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • List at least one key foundation of immunology and how it relates to the practice of vaccination.
  • Distinguish between live and inactive vaccines.
  • Describe at least eight key vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Provide at least two examples of how vaccinations can positively impact the morbidity and mortality of preventable diseases.
  • Identify at least two locations where pharmacy professionals can find the most current vaccine-related information.
  • List at least two contraindications or precautions to consider when using each approved vaccine product.
  • Name at least two advisory panels involved in determining best immunization practices.
  • Discuss the eight essential components in an immunization history and use them to design an appropriate immunization program.
  • Recall three critical concerns to be mindful of when responding to and reporting vaccine-related adverse events.
  • Name the five vaccination-specific facts that must be documented with each vaccine administration.
  • Develop approaches to debunking the 10 common myths about vaccine use.
  • Recognize the two most common adverse events associated with immunizations, and give examples of how to respond to them.
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