In collaboration with prescribers and local public health departments, pharmacists should protect their patients' health by being vaccine advocates through education, facilitation, and administration of immunizations. As a public health effort, the goal of the provision of immunizations is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. KPhA has helped to advocate for the role of pharmacists in providing immunizations in their practice settings and has developed several tools for educating both pharmacists and the public on the role pharmacy can have in immunizing Kansans.
This page contains tools created by KPhA, as well as links to other resources that are free for your use in advancing your immunization practice. We have included materials used during pharmacist training, videos for your use explaining to patients the need for vaccines and the impact of not getting vaccinated, and a variety of tools available from the CDC, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Immunization Action Coalition, and others that provide you with the best information available to plan, begin, maintain, and improve a pharmacy-based immunization program.
Centers for Disease Control
Immunization Action Coalition
Kansas Department of Health & Environment
In 2019, KPhA hosted a series of immunization training continuing education courses through a grant from KDHE. The following are the presentation slides from those courses.