Immunization Delivery in Pharmacy Settings

Immunization resources for pharmacists.

On this page:
General Vaccine Information
Pharmacist Immunization Training
Patient Education and Promotion Materials
Storage and Handling Vaccine
Administration and Documentation of Vaccine
MIIC Utilization

General Vaccine Information

Pharmacist Immunization Training

  • Mark of Excellence
    Voluntary, quality assurance program to respond to public concerns about safety of influenza vaccinations in outreach settings (pharmacies, grocery stores, retail sites, and drop-in clinics).
  • Got Your Shots? A Providers Guide to Immunizations in Minnesota
    Information you need to make sure patients are properly immunized and vaccine is stored correctly. Be sure to use the most up-to-date charts, tables, and schedules, by following the links included with each chapter. Subscribe to receive an email alert every time additions or updates are made to the Providers Guide by clicking the envelope near the top of the page.
  • Minnesota Health Professionals Influenza Information
    Provides the latest influenza vaccination, testing, and treatment recommendations and updates on disease activity. Subscribe to receive an email alert when there are major additions or updates for health professionals on influenza by clicking the envelope near the top of the page.

Patient Education and Promotion Materials

  • Vaccines for Adults
    Information for adult patients about what vaccines they need, where to find them, and other common questions.

Storage and Handling Vaccine

  • Vaccine Storage Guide
    Two-page illustrated guide providing tips for proper storage and management of vaccines.

Administration and Documentation of Vaccine

  • Vaccine Protocols
    Under Minnesota law, pharmacists can vaccinate populations through obtaining protocols signed by a Minnesota licensed physician prior to vaccine administration. MDH provides templates for writing protocols.
  • Screening Questionnaires
    Sample screening questionnaires, from the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), to be utilized during patient consultations before vaccine administration. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
    Vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by CDC and FDA, and relies on receiving adverse event reports from health care professionals. All providers, including pharmacists, are encouraged to report any adverse event that occurs after vaccine administration, even if the provider is unsure whether a vaccine caused them. Attention: Non-MDH link

Using MIIC

  • Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC)

    MIIC is a confidential, computerized system that collects immunization records for Minnesota residents across the lifespan. MIIC combines immunizations a client has received into a single record, even if the shots were given by different health care providers in the state.

  • MIIC and Pharmacies

    MIIC can make it easy for pharmacies to ensure their clients are up-to-date on their immunizations and that patient immunization records are complete and accurate. Pharmacies administering vaccines are encouraged to enroll and participate in MIIC.

 

Updated Monday, 09-Dec-2013 14:08:15 CST