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
Using the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC)

General Vaccine Information

  • Standards for Adult Immunization Practice

    The National Vaccine Advisory Committee(NVAC) revised the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice in 2013 to reflect the critical need for all healthcare professionals to take steps to ensure that adult patients get the vaccines they need. Attention: Non-MDH link

Pharmacist Immunization Training

  • 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.
  • Vaccine Information Statements
    Federal law requires anyone who vaccinates to give patients the appropriate VIS before vaccine administration. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • 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 the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC)

  • MIIC and Pharmacies

    MIIC is a confidential, computerized system that collects immunization records for Minnesota residents across the lifespan. MIIC combines immunizations a patient has received into a single record, even if the shots were given by different health care providers in the state. MIIC can make it easy for pharmacies to ensure their patients are up-to-date on their immunizations and that patient immunization records are complete and accurate. Submitting immunization information to MIIC also fulfills reporting requirements for pharmacists. Watch a short video at this link to learn more about how pharmacists can use MIIC.

Updated Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:08AM