The Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have pioneered immunization training for pharmacy technicians across the nation. The program was piloted at WSU before the American Pharmacy Association (APhA) adopted the training so that pharmacy technicians nationwide can learn to administer immunizations.
The two-part program emphasizes a health care team collaboration between pharmacists and technicians which seeks to improve population health through immunizations.
Both technicians and pharmacists across the country can participate in a 4-hour immunization training. Pharmacists can receive an additional hour of training so that they are certified to teach technicians how to immunize.