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

Vaccine Safety and Administration – 2.0 CE

Activity Overview

This activity provides healthcare professionals with an overview of the latest vaccine safety and administration principles as well as the proper documentation and handling of vaccines and the management of adverse reactions to vaccines. Participants can complete this two-hour course at their own pace from the convenience of their computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe preparation for vaccine administration, including supply selection (e.g., reconstitution, needle length)
  2. Outline procedures for vaccine administration: SQ, IM, IN
  3. Identify safety considerations during vaccine administration (e.g., handling and disposal of sharps)
  4. Describe the procedures for immunization-related documentation
  5. Describe best practices for managing vaccine-related adverse reactions and emergency situations
  6. Recall best practices in receiving, storing, and handling vaccines

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE 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. 20-957026.

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

Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, is a consultant pharmacist in Portland, OR, providing medication services to residents in long-term care and assisted living facilities in the area. Katie also has over six years of experience working as a staff pharmacist at a community pharmacy in Seattle, WA. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. Pete Kreckel, RPh, planner for this activity, also has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours



Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number

Pharmacy Technician:

Activity Release Date

October 24, 2022

Activity Expiration Date

October 24, 2025



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Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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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