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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Immunization Updates 2022: From COVID to Chickenpox – 2 CE – Live Webinar on January 25, 2023 10AM ET

Activity Overview

This 2-hour CE discusses vaccine recommendations, as outlined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Schedule. It presents a comparison of COVID-19 vaccine formulations, updates of authorized and approved vaccines, updates on vaccines to other infectious diseases such as varicella, pneumococcus and hepatitis, and reminders of contraindications and precautions for vaccines covered.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss how approved COVID vaccines work with the immune system to stimulate a protective and lasting (memory) immune response
  2. Provide current recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination
  3. Describe recent updates on the administration of vaccines to prevent hepatitis A and B, varicella and other infectious diseases prevent hepatitis A and B, varicella and other infectious diseases
  4. Explain potential contraindications and precautions for vaccines


Accreditation Statement

AchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-936352.


AchieveCE is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2025. Provider ID# 386503.

AchieveCE is also an accredited provider (Provider #50-20641) by the Florida Board Of Clinical Social Work, Marriage And Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.
AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268. AchieveCE is an approved provider from July 14, 2022 to July 14, 2025.

Faculty Information

Aimee Bernard, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus and teaches immunology within the graduate school, medical school, dental school, and the Physician Assistant program. Aimee is also the Assistant Director for the CU Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative (HI3), which is focused on the discovery and use of human immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and a range of other diseases. Aimee has a broad background in cellular immunology and molecular biology, having attained her PhD studying the developmental regulation of human B cells and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Aimee received her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College and her PhD from the University of Rochester.
Stephanie James, PhD, MBA earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Gonzaga University, her MS degree in Biology from Eastern Washington University and an MBA from the City University of Seattle. After spending years in the biotechnology industry, she returned to school at the University of Northern Colorado earning her doctoral degree in Biological Education, studying both education and zoonotic viruses, completing her dissertation on “The Effects of TGF on Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Disease”. Following her graduate studies, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado where her research investigated the immune responses to Varicella zoster virus reactivation (which causes shingles).

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Aimee Bernard, PhD and Stephanie James, PhD, MBA, faculty for this educational event, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Jaimini Patel, RPh and Pete Kreckel, RPh, planners for this educational event, also have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Live Webinar



2.0 Contact Hours



Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician
Dental Professionals
Mental Health Professionals
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistants

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number

Pharmacy Technician

Airing Schedule

January 25, 2023 (Wed)
10AM Eastern Time

Activity Release Date

August 31, 2022

Activity Expiration Date

August 31, 2025



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Requirements for Credit

Participants must correctly enter the 4-digit evaluation access code provided into the test at the conclusion of the webinar and complete an activity evaluation. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile and if the course is completed on the same day of the webinar. If you fail to complete the attendance confirmation on the same day, please contact AchieveCE’s customer support to ensure your credits are reported.

CE Broker Reporting

If you are licensed under a board supported by CE Broker, feel free to log into your CE Broker account to view your reported courses or to contact their support staff.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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