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Immunization

Training Programs & Information

The Ohio Pharmacists Association was instrumental in the passage of SB 248 (amending section 4729.41) in 2001 and SB 58 in 2007 which allows Ohio pharmacists to administer immunizations for influenza to individuals 14 years of age and older, and the following adult immunizations: diphtheria, hepatitis A and hepatitis B, meningitis, pertussis, pneumonia, and tetanus.  In addition, trained pharmacy interns, working under the direct supervision of a trained pharmacist, are allowed to administer influenza vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older. Zoster vaccine administration by pharmacists was added in rule in 2009. Pharmacists desiring to give immunizations in Ohio must:

The next  Pharmacist Training Program for Adult Immunizations with openings will being held in the spring of 2015. The program will be held at the OPA office, 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus 43235.

Pharmacists who complete the July 23, 2014 immunization training will also receive the MMR home-study CE article and the MMR protocol at no charge.

July 23 2014 Immunization Flyer.pdf

CLICK HERE for additional program information. If you are interested in attending another time, please complete the following form .
Immunization Program Interest Form

Immunization Training ProgramPharmacist Training Program for Adult Immunizations

On August 5, 2001 the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, the educational arm of OPA, presented the first Ohio pharmacist training program for adult immunizations. This program has been offered since and will continue to be offered as the interest continues. 

 

Program Goals:June 2012 Immunization Training Program

In order to facilitate Ohio pharmacists' ability to broaden their scope of practice, OPA plans to continue to offer this valuable program. Would you be interested in attending such a course? Please indicate your interest on the following linked form:

Immunization Program Interest Form

Immunization Home Study Programs Available

Immunizations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella 
(Note: purchase of this home-study activity includes a draft protocol for MMR vaccine)

ACPE #0129-0000-14-064-H01-P
Credit: 0.1 CEU  (1 contact hour) 
release date:
6-24-14     expiration date: 6-24-17
This program provides information on advances in immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), and a working knowledge of MMR vaccine. This home-study has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy as a supplemental course for pharmacists who were previously trained to administer immunizations, but whose training did not include the MMR vaccine.

Adult Immunizations for Selected Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
ACPE# 0129-0000-14-052-H01-P
Credit: 0.35 CEU (3.5 contact hours)
release date: 03-31-2014 exp date: 03-31-2017
(Note:
This lesson is a part of the OPF Pharmacist Training Program for Adult Immunizations.)
This lesson provides background information on adult immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases and a working knowledge of influenza, pneumococcal, hepatitis A & B, meningococcal, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and zoster vaccines.
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To order Home-Study CE, Click Here


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November 7, 2014
10:00AM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists 10 a.m.

November 12, 2014
1:00-4:20PM

Pharmacy Financials: Tax Planning & Budgeting CE Program – Wednesday, Nov 12

OPA’s offices, 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus

November 18, 2014
8:30AM-6:00PM

Community Pharmacy Advocacy Summit 2014

Ohio Statehouse and Athletic Club of Columbus

November 20, 2014
8:00AM-2:30PM

Pharmacist Training Program for Adult Immunizations

January 30 - February 8, 2015

OPA CE @ Sea: San Juan & Southern Caribbean Cruise!

Royal Carribean's Adventure of the Seas