Influenza the unfolding story (Part 2): New Challenges and New Opportunities

September 28, 2021 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Zoom – Digital Delivery, Vancouver BC

With the theme of the 2020 influenza season focused on "infection control", the 2021 season looks forward to harnessing the power of vaccinations and "herd immunity".  This past influenza season saw record numbers of influenza vaccine uptake, how can we harness that momentum and empower our patients to protect themselves against vaccine preventable disease.  BC pharmacists have delivered record numbers of influenza vaccinations (over 1 million), and have participated in COVID-19 vaccinations since April of 2021.  How can pharmacists "leverage" immunization workflow practices from the 2020 influenza season and the COVID-19 vaccine campaign to navigate through the influenza season in relation to other vaccines such as COVID-19 or travel vaccines. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the latest available data for the upcoming fall 2021 influenza season 
  • Evaluate your pharmacy workflow for the delivery of vaccination services 
  • Review the currently available vaccination options for the 2021-2022 influenza season 
  • Appreciate the value of providing vaccination services as an integral part of your pharmacy practice

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. 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.

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.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members. The fee for non-members is $50.

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.