Pharmacy Technicians Immunization Training



Program Overview: 
Due to the global pandemic the department of Health and Human Services has issued guidance for PREP Act Coverage for qualified Pharmacy Technicians and state-authorized Pharmacy Interns for childhood vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines, and COVID-19 testing.  This training has been created to meet the pharmacy technician immunization training required by the AR State Board of Pharmacy.

Please follow up with your states board of Pharmacy to make sure that this ACPE course will count for immunization training.  

Target Audience:  Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 


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Learning Objectives:  

  1. Recognize three facts about vaccine safety
  2. Differentiate immunization schedules for individual patients
  3. Identify effective immunization communication strategies
  4. Assess appropriate storage requirements for vaccines
  5. Assess appropriate documentation of immunizations in WebIZ
  6. Demonstrate one IM and one SQ injection

References:  Websites and Organizations that were used for reference in the APA Pharmacy Technician Immunization Training.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 

Arkansas Department of Health- 

Arkansas Immunization Action Coalition- 

American Pharmacists Association- 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration- 

Planners: Susannah Fuquay, APA Director of Membership and Meeting

Peer Reviewers: Cindy Fain, BS Pharmacy, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy Inspector and Nicki Hilliard, Pharm.D., APA Director of Professional Affairs

Speaker: Eric Crumbaugh, Pharm.D., Director of Clinical Business Development, Express Rx Pharmacy

Speaker Bio: Eric Crumbaugh, PharmD graduated from the UAMS College of Pharmacy in May of 2008. He is currently the Director of Clinical Business Development for Express Rx Pharmacy.  Express Rx is a chain of community pharmacies consisting of over 30 locations across 8 states in the southeastern US.  In this role, he assists their pharmacies in incorporating clinical practices into daily workflow to improve patients’ outcomes and better manage disease states such as diabetes. 

Faculty Disclosures
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. 

Instructions to obtain credit:

  1. Launch the activity
  2. View the entire activity online
  3. Complete the post-test (must pass the post-test with a score of 80% to receive credit). You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
  4. Complete Evaluation

Joint Accreditation Statement

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Pharmacist Association. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

ACPE Designation Statement 

These knowledge-based activities will provide pharmacists up to 3 contact hours or 0.3 CEU. CE credit information, based on verification of attendance and completion of the program evaluation, will be provided to NABP within 60 days after the activity completion. 

Disclosure Policy statement

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all provided and jointly provided educational activities.  All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity, directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship.  Financial relationships of immediate family members must also be disclosed if the nature of the relationship(s) could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content.  The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Individuals who refuse to disclose are disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.

UAMS Office of Continuing Education

4301 W. Markham #525
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-661-7962 Fax: 501-661-7968

Contact Information for Enduring Material Host

Susannah Fuquay, APA Director of Membership and Meeting 

Introduction- Speakers and Planners 00:02:00
Questions or Issues 00:00:45
Training Objectives 00:01:00
Immunization Pre-Test 00:05:00
Module 1- How Vaccines Work00:25:00
Immunizations: Why we vaccinate and how vaccines work 00:25:00
Module 2-Communication About Vaccines00:20:00
Communicating to patients about vaccines 00:20:00
Module 3- Vaccine Storage & Handling00:25:00
Vaccine Storage and Handling 00:25:00
Module 4- Properly Documenting Immunizations 00:13:00
Paperwork and Reporting 00:13:00
Module 5- Vaccine Safety00:15:00
Safety Topics 00:06:00
Immunizations During a Pandemic 00:09:00
Module 6- Administration & Technique00:33:00
Vaccine Administration & Techniques Overview 00:25:00
Injection Technique Video 00:08:00
Skills Check-Off00:25:00
Instructions for Assessing the Injection Technique 00:20:00
Injection Technique Assessment Form 00:05:00
Post Test00:20:00
Additional Training
Post Test for Pharmacy Immunization Technicians Training 00:20:00
CE Credit Claim Survey 00:15:00
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