Travel Vaccination at the Pharmacy

January 18th 2019
Sonya Kremenchugsky, PharmD Candidate
Sonya Kremenchugsky, PharmD Candidate

United States citizens are increasingly traveling to international destinations, with Americans making 38 million visits abroad in 2017, and pharmacists are well-placed to assist patients with their travel health needs.

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citizens are increasingly traveling to international destinations, with Americans making 38 million visits abroad in 2017, and pharmacists are well-placed to assist patients with their travel health needs.

An article published in the December 2018 of

reviewed studies on

pharmacy-based travel services.

The outcomes of the studies support the role of pharmacists in the travel-health services setting.

Pharmacy

Pharmacists interested in travel health services can complete the APhA Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program as a prerequisite for the APhA Advanced Competency Training Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services program. The gold standard in travel health information is the International Society of Travel Medicine’s (ISTM’s) Body of Knowledge, which forms the basis for the society’s Certificate of Knowledge Examination. Those who pass earn a Certificate in Travel Health by the ISTM that must be renewed every 10 years.

A version of this article was originally published by Pharmacy Times. VisitPharmacyTimes.comto view the full article.

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