APhA Releases New Edition of Immunization Handbook

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) recently published the 3rd edition of APhA’s Immunization Handbook, a reference that provides practical and timely updates for pharmacists and pharmacy staff who are involved in pharmacy-based immunization services. Updated throughout, the 20 chapters present a step-by-step process for developing and implementing immunization services. The book includes complete product information on most vaccines licensed in the United States. 

Other key features of the book:

  • Guidelines, tips and resources for building and sustaining a successful immunization practice
  • Guidance for increasing immunization rates
  • Practical advice for pharmacists, pharmacy managers and owners, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists involved in vaccine administration
  • Business management guidance ranging from marketing the service to getting paid for the service
  • Vaccine safety and adverse event management, including recommendations for immunocompromised and high-risk patients

The book is authored by Lauren B. Angelo, PharmD, MBA, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois.  She teaches APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program to pharmacists throughout the country and has been actively involved in efforts to increase immunization rates.

APhA’s Immunization Handbook (ISBN 978-1-58212-242-7; spiral bound; 263 pages; $45.95 [$36.95 for APhA members]) may be ordered online, www.pharmacist.com/shop, or by phone, 800-878-0729.  It also will be available as of June 1 through APhA’s digital subscription product, PharmacyLibrary, www.pharmacylibrary.com, and later in June as an eBook, ready for download to readers’ preferred device through leading vendors such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.