Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Training Programs

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy announces live APhA training programs for pharmacists interested in becoming licensed to provide immunizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and New York.

Date and Location

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


University of the Sciences Campus
IPEX 307A and D
600 S. 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Program Information

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive training program that teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration. The program teaches the basics of immunology and focuses on practice implementation and legal/regulatory issues.

Purpose of this educational program

  1. Provide comprehensive immunization education and training
  2. Provide pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and promote a successful immunization service
  3. Teach pharmacists to identify at-risk patient populations needing immunizations
  4. Teach pharmacists to administer immunizations in compliance with legal and regulatory standards

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is a Practice-based activity conducted in two parts—a self-study learning component and a live training seminar. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all program components. 

Key learning objectives for the live training seminar

  • Identify opportunities for pharmacists to become involved in immunization delivery.
  • Describe how vaccines evoke an immune response and provide immunity.
  • Identify the vaccines available on the S. market for each vaccine-preventable disease and classify each vaccine as live attenuated or inactivated.
  • Outline the target groups for vaccination based on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices recommendations.
  • Review patients’ medical and immunization histories and determine vaccine recommendations based on current immunization schedules.
  • Outline the steps involved in establishing a pharmacy-based immunization delivery program.
  • Discuss the legal, regulatory, and liability issues involved with pharmacy-based immunization programs.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions that can occur after vaccination and the emergency procedures for management of patients with adverse reactions to vaccination.
  • Describe the appropriate technique for administration of the live attenuated influenza vaccine.
  • Demonstrate appropriate intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique for adult immunization.

For a more complete list of program learning objectives, please go to APhA’s website,

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credit

Successful completion of the live seminar component involves passing the final exam with a grade of 70% or higher and demonstrating competency in 2 intramuscular and 1 subcutaneous injection. Successful completion of this component will result in 8.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (0.80 CEU).   

Successful completion of the self-study component involves passing the self-study assessment questions with a grade of 70% or higher and will result in 12.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credits (1.2 CEU).   

Program Coordinator and Instructors

Coordinator:  Jean M. Scholtz, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Instructor:  Karleen Melody, PharmD, BCACP
Instructor:  Lisa Charneski, PharmD, BCPS


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Registration/Check-in and Continental Breakfast

  • Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgments
  • Program Overview
  • The Importance of Vaccines and The Pharmacist’s Role in Vaccine Delivery
  • How Do Vaccines Prevent Disease?
  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Part I)
Morning Break
  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Part II)
  • Identifying Vaccination Needs
  • Establishing a Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program
  • Practice Implementation
Afternoon Break
  • Adverse Events Following Vaccination and Emergency Preparedness
  • Vaccine Administration Technique
  • Transitional/ Summary Remarks
  • Skills Training and Assessment

Cost and Registration

Current Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Preceptor or Alumni:  $395.00
Non Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Licensed Pharmacist: $425.00

Tuition includes code to access course materials, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments

Register Online

Cancellation Policy: No cancellation request will be honored for refund one week prior to the program. Refunds will only be issued if the online code for course materials was not accessed.

Please contact Ms. Shante Forbes at 215-596-8875 or if you have questions.


acpe logoThe American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


VaxservePharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists was developed by the American Pharmacists Association, and is supported in-part by an educational grant from VaxServe

NOTE: Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 7 days prior to the program.


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495