Comprehensive Immunization Delivery For Dentists

flu vaccine Course Overview

This comprehensive course covers the basics of administering the influenza vaccine and the requirements for setting up a dental practice for administering vaccines in the State of Minnesota. The course consists of ten hours of online self-study content and is designed to be self-paced. The activity culminates in a final exam that should be passed with a score of 70% or better. In taking this course, you will learn about influenza and the flu vaccine, laws related to vaccine administration, preparing your practice for providing immunizations, how to obtain compensation as a dentist, and the proper technique for administering the flu vaccine.

Target Audience

This program is designed for dentists who want to provide influenza vaccination services in the State of Minnesota. Minnesota dentists are able to administer flu vaccines to patients age 19 and older, and this course provides the knowledge and certification necessary to do so. This course also includes information about all other vaccine-preventable diseases in the pediatric and adult vaccine schedules, enabling participants to become advocates for other types of vaccines.


The University of Minnesota Continuing Dental Education program designates this activity for 10 Fundamental continuing education credits.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the public health impact of vaccine-preventable disease in the US.
  2. Identify the levels at which a dentist can undertake vaccine advocacy.
  3. Appreciate dentists' unique opportunities to contribute to disease prevention in the US.
  4. Obtain an in-depth understanding of immunology as it relates to vaccines.
  5. Identify patients who have contraindications to vaccine administration.
  6. Describe the vaccine-preventable disease influenza. 
  7. Recognize populations at risk for influenza.
  8. Understand societal impact of influenza.
  9. Describe CDC recommendations on who should receive the influenza vaccine.
  10. Identify contraindications and limitations for each influenza vaccine.
  11. Describe common and uncommon adverse reactions associated with the types of influenza vaccine.
  12. Describe proper intramuscular injection influenza vaccine administration.
  13. Detail treatment procedures for patients experiencing local and systemic adverse effects secondary to vaccine administration.
  14. Describe requirements for proper vaccine storage and handling.
  15. Detail the necessary steps to set up a vaccine practice.


Ann M. Philbrick, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
Ann M. Philbrick is an Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Philbrick has been a clinical pharmacist for 10 years, and she has taught Immunization Delivery both as an online CE course for pharmacists and within the student curriculum since 2010. The College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education has offered Immunization Delivery for Pharmacists since 2001.


CDE LogoThis continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Pharmacy Education and Continuing Dental Education programs.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Original release date: 2015; Revised in February 2017, Expiration date: February 2020

Registration and Fees


Register for this course. Add Comprehensive Immunization Delivery for Dentists to your cart and complete the checkout process. For more information, contact the Continuing Pharmacy Education office at



The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry has an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. Some programs offered through Continuing Dental Education may introduce materials, techniques or product references that are subject to debate. Sponsorship of courses by the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry does not necessarily imply endorsement of specific philosophies, procedures or products by this institution.

Recognizing that you may be learning about new procedures, techniques and materials that you may not yet be familiar with, we ask that you take every precaution when implementing these new materials and techniques into your practice.