Pharmacy-Based Immunization – The Legal Issues (Pharmacist)

Pharmacy-Based Immunization – The Legal Issues (Pharmacist)

This course examines legal issues associated with the administration of immunizations by pharmacy personnel. Legal controversies are discussed, such as refusal by pharmacists to administer immunizations, liability for harm caused by vaccines and vaccine administration, the importance of adherence to pharmacy protocols, and potential legal consequences for violating vaccine administration protocols.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Discuss available recourse for pharmacy personnel who are dismissed from employment based on their refusal to administer vaccinations.
2. Evaluate legal claims for compensation made by patients following a pharmacy’s administration of a vaccine that allegedly caused harm to a patient.
3. Describe the legal consequences for pharmacy personnel who fail to comply with pharmacy policies related to the administration of immunizations.

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Law Content Developer, CEimpact

David B. Brushwood does not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education course.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: January 27, 2021
Planned Expiration Date: January 27, 2024

Copyright 2021, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-21-060-H03-P
Application-based CPE Activity

CEImpact is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Obtain CPE credit by completing the course, followed by the exam and evaluation (if applicable). Once successfully completed, your course will appear in your Completed Courses tab. Access your CPE statement of credit at

¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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Disease State/Drug Therapy



ACPE Topic

03 Law





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