Immunization Delivery

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program–An APhA Certificate Program

We are excited to offer the APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Program virtually! Pharmacists have been integral as the healthcare community continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic response. With the development of a vaccine on the horizon, pharmacists have an opportunity to lead in the provision of this pandemic vaccine to the communities we serve daily. It is our hope by offering the training certificate program virtually, we will be able to train and empower pharmacists to assist in filling the vital need for our patients. Please see below for more information about the program.

This program will be delivered via live webinar using Zoom. In order for participants to successfully complete the "Live Session" portion of the program and receive an attendance code, the participant must be present for the entire duration of the program. We strongly participants utilize the video the functionality to enhance the online experience and increase engagement. There will be small group patient cases, and it would be helpful to "see "your group.

Due to the virtual nature of the program, participants will be required to obtain necessary supplies and identify an "evaluator" in order to complete the injection technique assessment.

  • Requirements to serve as the evaluator:
    • Your evaluator can be anyone who has the current scope of practice to immunize (e.g, a trained pharmacist, a nurse, etc.). 
  • Must assess based on the technique taught in class 
  • Must have had OSHA training for bloodborne pathogens within the last year 
  • Learners cannot assess themselves or fellow learners 
  • Your evaluator must observe you successfully give another adult person two intramuscular and one subcutaneous injection and complete the Injection Technique Assessment Form (instructions and form will be provided) 

You will need to acquire the assessment supplies on your own which include the following:

  • Gloves (minimum 1 pair)
  • 1 mL or 3 mL x 25G x 1-inch safety syringes for intramuscular injections (minimum 2) 
  • 1 mL or 3 mL x 25G x 5/8-inch safety syringes for subcutaneous injections (minimum 1) 
  • Bandaids (minimum 3)
  • Alcohol swabs (minimum 4) 
  • Cotton balls or gauze pads (minimum 3)
  • Sodium chloride 0.9%, single dose vial, 10 mL or smaller (minimum 1) 
  • Access to sharps container
  • Screening questions worksheet - provided in materials 
  • Influenza Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) - provided in materials

Upon successfully completing the injection technique assessment, an attendance code will be provided from instructor. We look forward to providing this program to pharmacists using innovative technology.

There are currently over 300,000 pharmacists providing immunizations to patients. We are excited for the opportunity for you to join them.

For more information on Zoom technology requirements and functionality, please see links below:

Faculty

Tiffany Hatcher, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Bob Laux, B.S. Pharm, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Pricing

$375

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Upcoming Dates

Please reach out to Dr. Tiffany Hatcher (hatchert@duq.edu) for more information on upcoming training dates.