Influenza Vaccines: A Refresher

This program will support pharmacists in refreshing their knowledge of influenza vaccines and their administration. 


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This 3-module course will refresh your knowledge of available influenza vaccines, and guide you through a review of the key steps in vaccine administration to provide safe and comfortable vaccinations for your patients.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:  

Module 1 – Influenza Vaccines: A Refresher 

  1. Identify vaccine options available for influenza immunization 
  2. Describe new vaccine technologies currently in use 
  3. Recommend appropriate influenza vaccines for children, seniors, and other special populations including pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals 


Module 2 – Review of Injection Administration 

  1. Determine the supplies needed to safely administer injections 
  2. Properly landmark the injection site for intramuscular injections 
  3. Describe strategies to reduce patient pain and anxiety related to injections 
  4. Identify strategies to reduce the risk of needlestick injury 


Module 3 – Managing and Reporting Adverse Events Following Immunization 

  1. Describe common adverse reactions to influenza immunization and strategies for their management 
  2. Identify and manage anaphylaxis 
  3. Report adverse events following influenza immunization

Course outline:

  • Module 1 - Influenza Vaccines: A Refresher
  • Module 2 - Review of Injection Administration
  • Module 3 - Managing and Reporting Adverse Events Following Immunization
  • Multiple Choice Exam
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

  • 1 hour to complete
  • 1 CEUs
  • Course expiration date: August 31, 2024
  • Online
  • Accreditation: This course is unaccredited.
  • Completion requirement: Complete the course’s online modules, complete the multiple-choice exam with a score of 70 per cent or higher (two attempts), and complete the program evaluation.

Who should take this course:

This online professional development program is designed for pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians who wish to refresh their knowledge of influenza vaccines and their administration.  

Development Team:

  • Sherilyn Houle, BSc Phm, PhD
  • Tiana Tilli, Pharm D RPh
  • Ben Walker, Pharm D RPh
  • Kunal Bhatt, BSc. PharmD


This course was previously sponsored by Seqirus.