Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Offline Date

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, May 21, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse



    • Overview

      Shingles is cause by a reactivation of latent varicella-zoster (VZV) virus. Risk of reactivation is a reality in more than 90% of adults who have been infected by VZV. Shingles can cause considerable pain and most notably can cause postherpetic neuralgia as a complication. Zostavax was recommended to prevent shingles in individuals over the age of 50 but was 50% effective in preventing VZV reactivation. Shingrix was approved by the FDA in October 2017. Shingrix has been shown to have an efficacy of >90% thanks to the use of adjuvant technology. It is recommended for use in adults over the age of 50. It will be important for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses to be aware of the new vaccine product to prevent shingles in a greater number of older adults.


      • Slide Document :   18072H06_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18072H06_4pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Compare and contrast the efficacy of the available shingles vaccines
      Describe the epidemiology of shingles
      List 3 clinical features of shingles

      Pharmacy Technician

      List 3 clinical features of shingles
      Describe the epidemiology of shingles
      Define the term adjuvant


      Compare and contrast the efficacy of the available shingles vaccines
      List 3 clinical features of shingles
      Describe the epidemiology of shingles
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-071-H06-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-071-H06-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-18-071-H06-N

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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