Childhood Immunization Update

Published by Texas Pharmacy Association


Did you know that pharmacists can now order and administer immunizations to children ages 3-18? Make sure you are fully prepared and up-to-speed on the latest recommended childhood vaccines and techniques to immunize every member of the family.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently took action under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to authorize pharmacists to order and administer vaccines to individuals age three through 18 years in order to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks as children across the United States return to daycare, preschool and school. The Texas State Board of Pharmacy has provided guidance that Texas pharmacists can in fact without a prescription and physician protocol order and administer vaccines in Texas to this age group as a result of this federal action, which is subject to several requirements. This refresher program on childhood immunizations will address recommended vaccines and techniques specific to this patient population.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this activity, pharmacists and technicians will be able to:
1. Review childhood vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them.
2. Discuss childhood vaccine administration and comforting techniques.
3. Identify requirements for pharmacists to order and administer childhood vaccines under the PREP Act.
4. Apply best practices to immunize safely during a pandemic.

”ACPE This lesson is a knowledge-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. This program has been approved for 2.0 contact hours of continuing education credit (0.2 CEUs).

ACPE 0154-0000-20-019-H06-P
ACPE 0154-0000-20-019-H06-T

Texas Pharmacy Association (154) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Credit has been approved with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for 0.2 CEU credits and 2 Contact Hour credits. This credit is valid until 9/24/2023.

Sharon Rush, R.Ph.
Advanced Community Practice Coordinator - The University of Texas College of Pharmacy
Sharon Rush joined the faculty of the Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice as a Clinical Assistant Professor in July 2010. Her focus is on the Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience in the P3 year where she coordinates the Clinical Skills: Community Care course. She teaches the undergraduate course “Drugs in Our Society” and the signature course “The Savvy Healthcare Consumer”. She serves as an advisor for the College’s community outreach initiatives, especially Project...More

Originally Published

September 28, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Childhood Immunization Update - Video
  • Childhood Immunization Update - Slide Handout
  • Childhood Immunization Schedule - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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