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APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.  The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.
PROGRAM GOALS - The goals of this program are to:
Educate pharmacists about:
  1. The impact of vaccines on public health.
  2. Pharmacists’ roles in immunization.
  3. Immunologic principles of vaccine development and immunizations.
  4. Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
  5. Strategies for improving immunization rates.
  6. Requirements for pharmacists who provide immunization services.
Prepare pharmacists to:
  1. Read an immunization schedule and identify appropriate vaccines for individuals across the life span and with special needs.
  2. Educate patients about the benefits of vaccines and dispel myths about vaccines.
  3. Safely administer vaccines to patients via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intranasal, and intradermal routes.
  4. Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  5. Partner with immunization stakeholders to promote immunizations and the immunization neighborhood.
Direct pharmacists to resources necessary to:
  1. Promote public health through immunizations.
  2. Access regularly updated information about vaccines and their use.
  3. Effectively communicate with patients and other stakeholders about resources.
  4. Operate an immunization service in compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
For a complete list of learning objectives for the self-study and live seminar, please visit APhA’s website, .

All cancellations must be received in writing via email.  Refunds will be delivered in the same manner as payment was received. If you are expecting a check, please allow up to 6 weeks for processing and delivery via the US postal service. Refund eligibility, provided the enrollment code has NOT been redeemed, is determined as listed below. If the enrollment code has been redeemed, no refund will be issued.
  • Prior to December 1st - $300
  • December 1 - December 31 - $150
  • January 1 or later - no refund
In the event the College cancels this event due to weather or other unforseen circumstances, the event will be re-scheduled for a Saturday at least 15 days from the original date. Participants will be notified by email as soon as possible.

All handouts are accessible via download for this program. Participants are expected to access and download all handouts through APhA. Guest wifi is available for those who prefer to bring a laptop or mobile device.


Date: Jan 11, 2019 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location: Academic & Research Building



CE Hours


Registration closes on Jan 07, 2019 11:55 PM

Activity Type

  • Certificate Program (formerly practice-based)

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

Joint Provider(s)


Requirements for CE Credit

All credit must be claimed electronically through APhA. Additional instructions will be made available to participants immediately following successful registration and confirmation of payment.
To access these instructions, including the Pre-Work instructions, please...
  1. Make sure you are logged in.
  2. Navigate to this page.
  3. Click the + beside the module below.
  4. Additional information and links to download PDF documents will be available there.
Regarding Parking and Day-Of Logisitics:
An additional email will be sent closer to the date with parking instructions and other logistics. For a campus map and driving directions, please click here »
The session will begin at 8:00 AM with breakfast and lecture beginning promptly at 8:30 AM. The seminar will be held in the Academic and Research Building on the first floor, in room 111. Please consider dressing in layers as the room can be chilly. We recommend that you leave access to your upper arm for the technique demonstration portion. Breakfast and lunch are provided.


This program was developed by APhA. The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The home-study portion of the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-160-H06-P). The live training seminar is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN 0202-9999-17-161-L06-P).



Registration closes on Jan 07, 2019 at 11:55 PM

Registration Closed  

Please complete this self-study module prior to your arrival at the live session. This module is required and must be passed with a minimum of 70% to participate in the live module. Allow yourself up to 12.0 hours to complete this part of the training.

Activity Number


Release Date: Jul 15, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Jul 15, 2020

CE Hours

Registration Closed  

Registration Closed  

This is the live session of APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery. This session will occur on January 11, 2019 and last all day. The session will be held in the Academic and Research Building (ARB) on St. Louis College of Pharmacy's campus, in room 111 on the first floor.
Additional details related to parking and other event logistics will be shared via email as the date approaches.
An attendance code is required to claim CE credit for this portion of the training. The attendance code will be communicated to all participants at the end of the training . Participants must be present to receive the attendance code.


Erica Crannage, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Brief Bio : Dr. Crannage obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in 2008. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with an Ambulatory Care Focus in 2009 and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency in 2010 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Crannage is also a Clinical Pharmacist at the Saint Louis University Department of Family and Community Medicine SLUCare Patient-Centered Medical Home where she has developed and implemented multiple Medication Therapy Services protocols. Her areas of interest and clinical services include: anticoagulation; prevention and treatment of diabetes; and interprofessional education.

Golden Peters, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Brief Bio : Dr. Peters received his B.A. degree from Fontbonne University in Clayton, Missouri and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville in 2009. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2010 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in affiliation with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He is also a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Primary Care at the VA St. Louis Health Care System – John Cochran Division. His areas of interest and clinical services include: diabetes, resistant hypertension, anticoagulation, headache disorders and smoking cessation.

Michelle Jeon, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice , St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Brief Bio : Dr. Jeon received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed her Community Practice Residency experience at Hartzell’s Pharmacy/Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. Currently, Dr. Jeon’s practice site is at Walgreens Pharmacy, where she coordinates implementation of clinical services and provides medication therapy management. Additionally, Dr. Jeon serves as residency site coordinator for the Walgreens/STCLOP PGY1 Community-Based Residency Program.

Nicole Gattas, Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPhA
Assistant Director of Community & Ambulatory Care, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Brief Bio : Dr. Nicole Gattas is an associate professor of pharmacy practice and associate director of experiential education. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) from the University of Iowa. Dr. Gattas completed a Community Pharmacy Residency at Dominick’s Pharmacy and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and has been recognized as a Fellow by the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Practice and Management (FAPhA).

Activity Number

Date: 01/11/19
Time: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

CE Hours

Registration Closed