Goals and objectives

1. Educate Pharmacists About:

1. The differences between active and passive immunity and describe key elements of each process.

2. Characteristics of and distinctions among live vaccines, inactivated vaccines, polysaccharide vaccines, and recombinant vaccines.

3. The contraindications and precautions for the use of vaccines available.

4. The 10 different vaccines (including COVID-19 vaccines) approved for administration at community pharmacies.

5. The pharmacists’ patient care process to immunization services.

6. The potential adverse reactions following the receipt of a vaccine and how to manage allergic reactions.

7. General infection prevention.

2. Prepare Pharmacists To:

1. Read an immunization schedule and identify appropriate vaccines for adult individuals.

2. Safely administer vaccines to patients via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intranasal, and intradermal routes.

3. Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards including documenting and reporting vaccination and preventing errors.

4. Read and understand MoH training manual and COVID-19 vaccine protocol.

3. Expectations of the self-study program

The self-study learning activity is designed to ensure that all participants understand vaccine-preventable diseases and the role of vaccines providers as vaccine advocates and administrators. There are nine learning sections that present in-depth information on immunology, and practice implementation, with appropriate references to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resource publication, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Disease.