Injections and Immunizations Refresher Program

Pharmacists are stewards of immunization and can help patients understand the benefits of immunization. As pharmacists’ expansion of scope continues, make this program a regular course on your continued professional development journey. 


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Whether you want to refresh your existing skills when it comes to providing injection and immunizations services to your patients, OPA has a program to meet your needs. Broaden your knowledge on how to deal with potentially difficult situations through online learning modules. Note: Pharmacists who need to complete an Ontario College of Pharmacists-approved course to become an injection trained pharmacist should enroll in the Injection and Immunization Certificate Program. 

Learning objectives:

  • Know and understand best practices around injections and immunizations.  

Course outline:

  • Module 1:
    Adverse immunization drug events
  • Module 2:
    Immunization myths
  • Module 3:
    Aseptic techniques and best practices
  • Module 4:
    Needle stick injuries
  • Module 5:
    How to set up a flu clinic
  • Module 6:
    Lessons learned from previous flu clinics
  • Module 7:
    Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) FAQ

Course at a glance:

  • Available until 03/09/2021
  • 2 hours to complete
  • Online
  • Completion requirement: Complete the course’s online module and successfully complete the reflective exercise and evaluation.

Who should take this course:

Pharmacists who want to refresh their knowledge on injections and immunizations.

Development Team:

  • Daniel Thirion, B.Pharm., M.Sc., Pharm.D., FCSHP
  • John Papastergiou, B.Sc, B.ScPhm
  • Karen Riley, BScPhm, Pharm D, BCPS, CGP, BCACP, CDE
  • Karen Church, BScPhm, RPh
  • Kim Dias, BScN, MScN
  • Kimberly Miller, RN, MScN
  • Lorraine Grypstra, BScN, Bed, RN
  • Dr. Neil Rau, MD, FRCPC
  • Natalie McLeish, BScPhm, PharmD, ACPR
  • Marshall Moleschi, BScPhm