The next Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The program will be held at the OPA Office, 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus 43235.
Seating is limited.
The Ohio Pharmacists Association was instrumental in the passage of HB 394 which allows Ohio pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer all immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to individuals 7 years of age and older.
Pharmacists and pharmacy interns desiring to give immunizations must:
Goals. The goals of this program are to train pharmacists to set up an immunization program for all vaccines recommended by ACIP; and to train pharmacists to properly administer vaccines and meet the requirements established by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy for recordkeeping and the use of physician protocols. Participants must demonstrate proper sterile technique and administration of both IM and SQ injections during the training, and should wear clothing with easy access to the deltoid muscle.
Objectives. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
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8:00am -- Registration
8:30-10:45am -- Immunology Review and the Effect of Immunizations
10:45-11:00am -- Break
11:00am-12:30pm -- Sterile Technique in Dosage Preparation and Administration
12:30-1:15pm -- Lunch
1:15-3:30pm -- Nuts and Bolts of a Pharmacist Administered Vaccination Program in a Community Pharmacy
3:30pm -- Adjournment
Faculty: Donald L. Bennett, R.Ph., MBA; Jarrett Bauder, R.Ph., PharmD.; Dorothy Bystrom, RN
The live portion of this program meets the training requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens standard as revised by the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000. Pharmacists and others providing immunizations and/or point-of-care test involving blood have the potential to be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen and must meet the requirements of this standard, including annual live training, or risk facing fines.
This program has been approved by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to qualify pharmacists to administer all immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC to individuals 7 years of age and older.
Requests for refunds, less $15 administrative fee, will be honored if received at least one week prior to the program.
If you are unable to attend the next program but are interested in attending a future program, please complete the following form: