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Immunization Training Program for Undergraduate Pharmacy Students

The outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare. Pharmacists in many ways can contribute to lower the disease burden, including immunization service, with a precedent in UK, USA and Australia. These authorized precedents often initiated with vaccines against annual influenza and then expanded to other vaccines in the immunization schedule. In 2020, a “big step” has moved forward for all registered and practicing pharmacists in Hong Kong, where they can undergo training to become a qualified vaccinator. Herein, the School of Pharmacy aims to equip our undergraduate students with essential vaccination skills and techniques, so they are competent and confident to provide vaccination service to the public in the near future.

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The immunization-training program consists of three parts:

  1. Face-to-face immunization practice: Students would learn how to handle and prepare vaccines for administration via intramuscular injection, intradermal injection and intranasal application. Pre- and post-clinical care considerations, documentation, prevention and management of needle stick injury, and protocol for medical waste disposal were covered during the interactive sessions.
  2. Basic life support: Students would learn how to respond to emergency promptly (e.g. fainting and anaphylaxis), acquire knowledge and skill in practicing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED).
  3. Clinical skill and competency assessment: Students would be assessed by a qualified vaccinator on the components in part (i) and (ii).

The immunization-training program is now a part of the B.Pharmacy curriculum for students to learn and be familiar with the immunization service. Upon graduation, they can opt for additional practice to vaccinate real patients/clients under supervision in a clinical setting to become a qualified vaccinator.  

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