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Immunization Program Description

Program Description:
OPA in cooperation with the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation is offering a course that, under the new Ohio law, allows pharmacists to administer certain adult immunizations.

This program has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy to qualify pharmacists to administer adult influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines.

Goals. The goals of this program are to train pharmacists to set up an adult immunization program for influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, and hepatitis A & B; and to train pharmacists to properly administer vaccines and meet the requirements established by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy for record keeping and for the use of physician protocols. The Ohio Pharmacists Association was instrumental in the passage of S.B. 248 (amending section 4729.41) which codifies the pharmacistís ability to administer the following adult immunizations: influenza, pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Pharmacists desiring to give immunizations must:
Certificate of Achievement. To become eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement for this program and to meet Ohio State Board of Pharmacy criteria, participants must:
The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation is the educational arm of the Ohio Pharmacists Association. As part of its mission, the Foundation provides education programs designed for pharmacists, to address the daily issues of pharmacy.

The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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