Immunization Update: Recent Vaccine Approvals and What's in the Pipeline

Description

Pharmacists are one of the most accessible health care providers and are a valuable resource for many patients, including those that may not have a primary health care provider. With the growth and expansion of pharmacy-based vaccination services, the role of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician has expanded. There have been many recent developments in the field of immunizations, including new vaccines, new recommendations for older vaccines, and constantly changing recommendations. As legislative trends move toward increasing the pharmacist’s authority to administer immunizations, it is important that all pharmacy staff are aware of the policies and procedures to ensure patient safety and the special considerations and requirements needed for pharmacy-based vaccination programs. This session provides the most recent developments and recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunizations to allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to make appropriate clinical decisions and to become advocates for their patients in the area of vaccines.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify important recent changes to the immunization schedules for adults and children in the United States. 
  2. Explain the epidemiology of recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States. 
  3. State how to incorporate recent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation into your practice.
  4. List promising new vaccines in the development pipeline.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify important recent changes to the immunization schedules for adults and children in the United States. 
  2. Explain the epidemiology of recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States. 
  3. State how to incorporate recent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation into your practice.
  4. List promising new vaccines in the development pipeline.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Stephan
Stephan Foster, PHARMD, FAPhA
Consultant
Self-employed
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Clinical Patient Care
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Sunday, October 21
Time: 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: 
Kansas City Convention Center - 3501H
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-203-L06-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .2
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-18-203-L06-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .2
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based