Educational ProgramsPharmacists must complete training to administer Covid-19 Vaccine.
Many pharmacists have completed vaccine training as part of their curriculum in Pharmacy school. Practitioners may complete the APhA Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery Certificate training to meet the requirement. Specific organizations may have developed their own approved immunization training programs:
APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program
APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program (14th Edition) 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. https://www.pharmacist.com/pharmacy-based-immunization-delivery
In addition to completing the immunization certificate programs, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must complete 2 hours of ACPE-approved vaccine education each year and have current BLS Provider Certification.
The training (education) programs on this website are not intended to be a comprehensive presentation of all problems or issues for any topic. Therefore the Illinois COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Task Force makes no guarantees, or assumes any responsibility for the completeness of the material presented.