2017 immunization update for pharmacists

Course description
Target Audience:

Pharmacists in community-based practice.

Universal program number: 0401-9999-17-059-L01-P
CE Broker tracking number: 20-579061
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Date: Thursday, Aug. 17 from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. EDT


Recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations are updated frequently. This session will discuss the new 2017 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations as well as new vaccines to the market. Included in the discussion will be influenza vaccine considerations in preparation for the 2017-2018 season as well as patient cases to review recommended vaccines based on the most current immunization schedules.

Learning objectives:
  1. Discuss the 2017 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations regarding adult and pediatric immunizations.
  2. Review human papilloma virus vaccine considerations such as ACIP recommended schedule and vaccine availability.
  3. Review influenza vaccine considerations such as nomenclature, characteristics, schedule, contraindications, and precautions in preparation for the 2017-2018 season.
  4. Evaluate a patient’s immunization history to determine appropriate vaccine recommendations based on the appropriate immunization schedule.

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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for pharmacists and is worth 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs).

Event date:

08/17/2017 - 8:00pm
08/17/2017 - 10:00pm
Faculty & disclosure

By Miranda Wilhelm, PharmD, clinical associate professor

The DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 2.00 Pharmacist
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Event starts: 
08/17/2017 - 8:00pm
Event ends: 
08/17/2017 - 10:00pm
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