Vax Facts: Navigating Legal Issues of Pharmacy-Based Immunizations

Vax Facts: Navigating Legal Issues of Pharmacy-Based Immunizations

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. Review 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 has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: January 28, 2024
Planned Expiration Date: January 28, 2027

Copyright 2024, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-24-017-H03-P
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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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