Pharmacy: Shingles Disease Process and Vaccination for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
10.00
Online
Elective
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Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Discuss the characteristics of varicella zoster virus, including primary infection and secondary reactivation of the latent virus, complications, and treatment.
  • Describe the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and administration of Zostavax.
  • Discuss the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and administration of Shingrix.
  • Explain the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of shingles vaccinations.

About the Author:
Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph. is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements, and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

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Shingles Disease Process and Vaccination for Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

10.00
Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Discuss the characteristics of varicella zoster virus, including primary infection and secondary reactivation of the latent virus, complications, and treatment.
  • Describe the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and administration of Zostavax.
  • Discuss the efficacy, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions, and administration of Shingrix.
  • Explain the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of shingles vaccinations.

About the Author:
Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph. is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements, and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.