APhA Immunization Delivery

We are a certified provider of the American Pharmacist Association’s (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery program, which offers advanced professional training.

For more information on this program, please visit pharmacist.com. You can also call 716-645-2828 or email pharmacyce@buffalo.edu.

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive training program that teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration. The program teaches the basics of immunology and focuses on practice implementation and legal/regulatory issues. This ACPE activity does not provide a certification in this topic but rather advanced professional training.

The goals of the training program are to:

  • Provide comprehensive immunization education and training.
  • Provide pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to establish and promote a successful immunization service.
  • Teach pharmacists to identify at-risk patient populations needing immunizations.
  • Teach pharmacists to administer immunizations in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.

There are three components to the program:

  • 12 hour (1.2 CEU) self-study modules with case studies and assessment exam 
  • 8.0 hour (0.80 CEU) live seminar with final exam 
  • Hands-on assessment of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique 

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education traditionally offers this program in June in order for participants to complete all requirements before the fall immunization season.

Activity Completion Requirements
All participants are strongly encouraged to obtain CPR or BCLS certification.  However, certification is not a prerequisite of the program.  A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to participants who successfully complete all program requirements.  The Certificate of Achievement is invalid, however, without written proof of current CPR or BCLS certification.