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Immunization • 2023 Immunization Update

Sharon Rush, R.Ph.
Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice Division
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Learning Objectives 
  • Identify changes or updates to the January 2023 Immunization Schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years and adults.
  • Evaluate the most current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and CDC best practice guidelines.
  • Discuss vaccines under investigation or in the pipeline
  • Determine appropriate answers for the questions that commonly arise and discuss related counseling points and key considerations

This program consists of one video and downloadable resources in PDF format.
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Continuing Education Credit
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This online activity is approved for 0.30 CEUs (3.00 contact hours) of continuing education credit. To receive 3.00 contact hours of CE credit, the participant must watch the included video in its entirety, pass the online post-test ( >70% within 5 attempts), and complete the online evaluation. Upon successfully completing the course evaluation, the continuing pharmacy education credits will automatically be uploaded to CPE Monitor (allow 3-7 days).




Immunization • 2023 Immunization Update
About the Speaker 
Sharon Rush, R.Ph.
Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice Division
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Sharon Rush received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree in 1986. She practiced as a staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, Central Texas Immunization Coordinator, and PGY-1 residency preceptor during her 23 years with a large community pharmacy chain. She joined the faculty of the Division of Pharmacy Practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in July 2010. She is the Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Coordinator for the college and co-coordinator of the P1 Pharmacy Practice Lab sequence. She currently chairs the Pharmacy Practice Lab Subcommittee and the Region Assignment Appeals working group.
Professor Rush has been involved with direct patient care programs for many years, such as pharmacy-based immunizations, health screenings, Medication Therapy Management, and Disease State Management. She is a certified instructor for the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate program for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, the APhA Medication Therapy Management certificate program, and the NACDS Point of Care certificate program. All PharmD students earn their immunization and medication therapy management certificates under her instruction. She provides the annual 3-hour continuing education Immunization Update for the Texas Pharmacy Association and The University of Texas College of Pharmacy Pharmacy Practice Seminar.
She serves on the Texas Pharmacy Association's Public Policy Council and Association Affairs Council, The American Pharmacists Association APPM Immunizing Pharmacists SIG Education committee, and the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy Preceptor Development Committee.
Disclosure: Sharon Rush does not have any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies (as defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence).

Immunization Program Agenda:

Session A:

  • Overview and Resources
  • General Recommendations
  • Vaccines in Development
  • New Vaccines
    • Mpox and Intradermal Injections
    • RSV

Session B:

  • Mainstream Vaccines Update
    • Pneumococcal and New Recommendations
    • Tdap
    • Zoster and Updated Storage Recommendations
    • Hepatitis
    • MMR
    • Meningococcal
    • Polio
  • Mosquito-borne
    • Dengue
    • Chikungunya

Session C:

  • Seasonal Vaccines
    • Influenza
    • COVID-19
  • Screening Questions Case Study:  A review
  • Summary of anticipated ACIP votes for 2023-24


Activity Number


Release Date: Sep 22, 2023
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 21, 2026

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