Becoming an expert in pneumococcal vaccination

December 5, 2023 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Digital Delivery – Webinar, Vancouver BC

Pneumococcal disease is common in young children, but older adults are at greater risk for complications and deaths. Gain a better understanding of pneumococcal vaccination as we host a webinar with Ajit Johal on December 5, 2023. This webinar is designed to empower pharmacists with the latest knowledge and tools to address the evolving burden of pneumococcal disease in Canadian adults. The session will delve into crucial aspects, including sero-epidemiology data and current unmet needs in vaccine prevention.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, pharmacists will be better able to:

  • Illustrate the evolving burden of pneumococcal disease and sero-epidemiology data in Canadian adults 
  • Identify current unmet needs in vaccine prevention and discuss the current NACI recommendations for pneumococcal conjugate vaccines 
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges for implementation of new vaccines, including pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, in adults

About the Speaker: Ajit Johal

Ajit has been providing immunizations and clinical education since 2012. As a community pharmacist, he is an accessible provider of immunizations to patients in the community. In 2018, he started an organization called, with a mission statement of "taking our best shot at immunizing the world". Through "" he has worked with numerous organizations and communities to address “vaccine hesitancy” and improve access to vaccinations.  He champions community pharmacists as leaders of immunization services, in particular in the area of recommended but "unfunded" vaccines.  Ajit is also a clinical instructor for the University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program. At UBC he coordinates the elective course for UBC Pharmacy students in the area of travel health and immunizations.  

Learning Hours

This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours. Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.

This learning program received a financial support from Merck. This event will be moderated by Lawrence Woo, Specialist of Pharmacy Practice Support, the BC Pharmacy Association.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from and could be in your junk folder.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.