Each immunizing pharmacist in Florida must complete a unique three hour continuing education course on the safe and effective administration of vaccines and epinephrine as part of their biennial relicensure. This course addresses the safe and effective administration of vaccines with a specific emphasis on those vaccines allowed by Florida Statute 465.189. The course also addresses the safe and effective administration of epinephrine by pharmacists when medically necessary. The Florida Medical Association, which is a statewide professional association of physicians accredited education provider, offers this course for Florida Pharmacists to meet their continuing education requirements online.
Pharmacists are now authorized to administer not only flu, pneumococcal, shingles and meningococcal vaccines, but all immunizations or vaccines listed in the Adult Immunization Schedule as of February 1, 2015, by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, Section 465.189 F.S. also grants pharmacists permission to administer emergency epinephrine autoinjection when medically necessary.
If you need to meet relicensing continuing ed requirements, or to complete the most up-to-date Florida pharmacist immunization training, simply select Register Now and you can begin the course right away!