New Mexico
Pharmacists Association

“Pharmacists Prescribing Vaccines – The New Mexico Program”

  • Saturday, July 07, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Walgreen’s District Office, 7770 Jefferson NE Suite 400, Albuquerque, NM


  • Full 12 hour training includes 4 hours of home study and 8 hours of classroom participation.
  • Anyone who has completed the APhA Immunization training course within the past 2 years and wants prescriptive authority for New Mexico, must complete 2hrs. of childhood vaccination updates and review New Mexico laws and protocols.

    The fee for this 2hr. training is $100 for NMPhA Members.

    The participant must have proof of their APhA participation as well as current CPR status.

    These 2 hours DO NOT MEET the requirement for BOP required live CE following certification.
  • Must be current UNM COP student and current NMPhA student member

Registration is closed
Saturday, July 7, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm

Pharmacists Prescribing Vaccines

The New Mexico Program

This training program will meet the requirements for a Certificate from the New Mexico Pharmacists Association for Pharmacist Vaccination Prescribing Authority. This is the approved training program required by regulations approved by the Board of Medicine, the Board of Nursing and the Board of Pharmacy.

 The “Train the Trainer” program is complimentary for anyone who has previously completed the 12hr. course and is willing to commit to help NMPhA in teaching future training sessions. Please contact the NMPhA office directly if you are interested.

Training requirement:

The home-study exam is linked below in the Handouts area along with the course materials. We will no longer print out handout materials.

Purpose: This application-based program will provide education and training to assist pharmacists in implementing a successful immunization practice including pharmacist prescribing of vaccinations.

Objectives:  Following completion of this program, participants will be able to: 

1)  Apply Clinical information – a)  Mechanisms of action, b)  Standards for prescribing, c)  Indications and Contraindications, d)  Patient Evaluation, Assessment and Counseling, e)  Vaccination for adolescents through adulthood, f)  Recommendations and schedules for childhood and adult vaccines, g)  Summary of Rules for vaccines, and h)  After the shots;

2)  Analyze Vaccine Information Statements – a) Legal Requirements and b) Detailed review of all vaccines;

3)  Compare ACIP Recommendations;

4)  Apply Practice Management – a) Storage Handling, b) Screening, c) Needle Tips and d) Immunization Facts;

5)  Prepare Record Requirements – a) Record Card, b) DOH and Primary Care Provider, c) VAERS form, d) Release Forms, e) Insurance, f) Pharmaceutical Care Services and g) HCFA;

6)  Define Appropriate use and compliance with the Prescribing Vaccine protocol as approved by the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy, the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners and the New Mexico Board of Nursing;

7)  Evaluate Resources – a) Order Forms, b) Educational Materials, c) Multi-Lingual Products and d) Manufacturer Information.

Part 1: Home study component of 4 hours

Review the CDC Pink Book and the current immunization tables (Updated link for the 2015 CDC Pink Book is:

The home-study exam (linked below) is also required for participants to provide prior to the class.

Part 2: Classroom component of 8 hours You must complete the home study component prior to the classroom component.

Immunization Program - Updated July 29, 2016

  1. 0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule - pdf
  2. Administer nasal, oral - pdf
  3. Administering vaccines – pdf
  4. Adult – administering vaccines – pdf
  5. Adult – screening questions – pdf
  6. Adult Medical management – pdf
  7. Adult recommendations  – pdf
  8. Adult vaccine record – pdf
  9. Adult-combined-schedule - pdf
  10. After the shots – 2014 – pdf
  11. Child medical management – pdf
  12. Child recommendations - pdf
  13. Child records – pdf
  14. Child screening questions – pdf
  15. Community clinic check list – supplies – pdf
  16. Guide to contraindications – pdf
  17. Hep A and B – pdf
  18. Home Study Exam - pdf
  19. How to administer – pdf
  20. Immunization facts – PowerPoint
  21. Injection Technique Assessment Form v2015 – pdf
  22. Kevin Bersell NMSIIS presentation 2013 - pdf
  23. Nuts and Bolts 2017 – pdf 
  24. Nuts and Bolts 2017 – PowerPoint
  25. Preventable Disease – pdf 
  26. Preventable Disease – PowerPoint
  27. Protocol for Pharmacist Prescribing of vaccines - doc
  28. Reg 26 – Prescriptive Authority – pdf
  29. Summary recommend Adult - pdf
  30. Summary recommend Childteen - pdf
  31. Vaccine storage – pdf
  32. VIS dates – pdf
  33. Meningococcal Vaccine Timing
  34. Meningococcal Vaccines (A, C, Y, W-135)
  35. Pneumococcal Timing for Adults

 You must demonstrate current LIVE CPR certification before the Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority Certificate is issued. You MUST COMPLETE the combined 12 contact hours (1.2 CEU’s). No partial credit will be given. You must score a passing grade on the program exams. 

The New Mexico Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) 

as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number that has been assigned for the 8.0/0.8 CEUs Live offering is #0104-0000-17-054-L01-P & the UAN assigned for the 4./0.4 CEUs Home-Study offering is #0104-0000-17-053-H04-P. 

The ACPE UAN for the 8.0/0.8CEUs ‘Train the Trainer’ program is #0104-0000-18-001-L01-P and for the 2.0/0.2 CEU’s ‘Childhood Immunizations & Pharmacist Prescribing Law’ is #0104-0000-16-055-L04-P. 

NMPhA will input the CPE credits into the CPE Monitor Database within 60 days based on the information provided on evaluation form.

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