After a successful COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign community, what is next for community pharmacists when it comes to the delivery of immunizations to the community? Lessons learned from the COVID-19 vaccination effort, along with opportunities with emerging vaccine preventable disease threats have positioned pharmacists to become leaders in the immunization space. Learn about the current trends, emerging vaccination options, and vulnerable populations as pharmacists look ahead to the upcoming influenza season.
After attending this session, pharmacists will be better able to:
- Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the current vaccination landscape.
- Learn what to expect from influenza this fall and how pharmacists can prepare for this year’s influenza season.
- Discuss the importance of vaccinations in adults especially in seniors and those with complex medical histories.
- Review WHO strains and vaccine types in the context of the 2022/23 NACI Influenza Statement Recommendations.
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 immunize.io, with a mission statement of "taking our best shot at immunizing the world". Through "immunize.io" he has worked with numerous organizations and communities to address “vaccine hesitancy” and improve access to vaccinations. 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 travel health and immunizations.
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 Sanofi. This event will be moderated by Ann Johnston (MPharm, RPh), Senior Manager, Pharmacy Practice Support at the BC Pharmacy Association.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.