E12 Pharmacists contributing to increasing flu immunization

Monday 11 September 2017
COEX Convention & Exhibition Center : Auditorium 1.5 hours

Organised by FIP and IFPMA

Chairs: Luís Lourenço (FIP Community Pharmacy Section, Portugal)

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based session, the participants will be able to:

1.      List the major barriers to appropriate flu vaccine coverage at global level.

2.      Explain how pharmacists can help mitigating some of these barriers.

3.      Describe an immunization programme led by pharmacists.

4.      Describe strategies for implementation of an immunization service in a community pharmacy.


12:30 - 12:40

1)      Introduction by the Chair

12:40 - 13:05

2)      Global perspectives on barriers and solutions to expanding flu vaccine coverage

Misuk Kang (IFPMA Korea, Repulbic of Korea)

13:05 - 13:20

3)      National programme for expanding flu immunization by pharmacists

Pamela Logan (Irish Pharmacy Union, Ireland)

13:20 - 13:30

4)      Experience of implementing a flu immunization service in a community pharmacy – lessons learned

Luís Lourenço (FIP Community Pharmacy Section, Portugal)

13:30 - 13:50

5)      Panel discussion (with Q/A from the audience) 

13:50 - 14:00

6)      Conclusions by the Chair