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Access the latest APhA resources and information you need on immunizations during COVID-19. Education, webinars, advocacy opportunities, and more are all available on APhA’s Pharmacists’ Guide to Coronavirus.
The Immunization Quick Reference Guide was designed to enable certified immunizing pharmacists and student pharmacists to stay up-to-date on current vaccinations and guidelines and to help them answer questions from patients and other practitioners.
This guide is created and updated by APhA’s Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APPM) Immunizing Pharmacists Special Interest Group (SIG). All information presented correlates to the vaccine recommendations of CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) and is current according to the date on the cover page. The guide is meant to be used as a reference only; pharmacists and student pharmacists are encouraged to review current ACIP guidelines for full, up-to-date information. (APhA Members Only)
Top Immunization Resources
CDC Shingles Vaccine and APhA Communication Resources for Pharmacists
ACIP Recommendation on Pneumococcal Vaccination
CDC Vaccine Resources - schedules, recommendations, Vaccine Information Statements
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program - no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims
Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) - national vaccine safety surveillance system
Pharmacist authority to immunize - by type of immunization
Pharmacist authority to administer influenza vaccine - number of states authorizing pharmacist-delivered influenza vaccine vs. number of pharmacists trained to do so
Immunization Action Coalition - news, patient handouts, clinic management resources
NEW: Adolescent Immunizations and the UNITY Consortium - Pursuit of the Three C's: Confident, concise, and consistent healthcare provider recommendations for adolescent vaccines
Immunization Practice Resources
Guidelines for Pharmacy-based Immunization Advocacy and Administration
Role of community pharmacies/pharmacists in U.S. vaccine delivery - includes regulatory considerations, best practices, and what's on the horizon
Vaccine Considerations When Expanding Immunization Service Offerings
Aging and Immunity Guide for Pharmacists
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) partnered to develop a new guidebook on adult immunization. Funded by GSK, Aging and Immunity: The Important Role of Vaccines is a guide designed to help health care professionals understand the biological impact of aging on immunity and the value of vaccination as an effective tool in reducing the risk for vaccine-preventable diseases in older adults.