Pharmacy-based immunization training
Moving the Needle: Immunization Training for Pharmacy Technicians
In the presence of a worldwide pandemic, certified immunizers are needed now more than ever. On October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authorized pharmacy technicians as qualified personnel to provide vaccinations. However, in order to qualify as an immunization provider, each pharmacy technician must complete an ACPE-approved practical training program.
Moving the Needle: Immunization Training for Pharmacy Technicians is a certificate training program specifically designed for pharmacy technicians to meet this requirement. Developed by pharmacy faculty and preceptors of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University, the program provides pharmacy technicians with all the skills necessary to safely and effectively provide immunizations in the pharmacy setting.
APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists
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.