The annual immunization is an effective way for seniors to lower their influenza risk. As we get older, our immune system becomes weaker. Influenza vaccines designed for seniors can help create a stronger immune response and help lower their risks.
The BC Pharmacy Association will be hosting a webinar on April 26, 2022 with Ms. Betty Golightly regarding the role of vaccination in curtailing the spread of influenza and its burden of disease, the recent ACIP Systematic Review of Enhanced Influenza Vaccines for Older Adults, and explore the challenges of balancing influenza and COVID-19 vaccination in pharmacy this fall.
After participating in this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Articulate the role of vaccination in curtailing the spread of influenza and its burden of disease, in the presence of COVID-19
- Describe the recent ACIP Systematic Review of Enhanced Influenza Vaccines for Older Adults and the vaccines that were reviewed
- Explore the challenges of balancing influenza and COVID-19 vaccination in the pharmacy this fall including the data supporting co-administration of these vaccines
About the Speaker: Betty Golightly, RPh
Betty graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta and has practiced in retail-based pharmacy for most of her 30 year career. For well over a decade, she has worked to combine her passions for travel and medicine. Betty has a Foundation in Travel Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). In 2005, Betty successfully challenged the International Society of Travel Medicine “Certificate of Knowledge Examination” and was one of the first pharmacists in Alberta to be “Authorized to Administer Medications by Injection”. As well, Betty has had “Additional Prescribing Authorization” since 2010.
In addition to Go Travel Health Inc., she is an Instructor in the Pharmacy Assistant and Healthcare Career Essentials Programs at SAIT. As well, she co-facilitated the Injection Course for Pharmacists (Calgary) from 2008-2018. Betty has been a member of the Alberta Association of Travel Health Professionals since 1998 and a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine since 2003.
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 Seqirus Canada. 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. 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 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.