The Yearly Booster: Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Program 2017-2018 - Edmonton

August 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Yearly Booster: Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Program 2017-18




Holiday Inn Conference CTR Edmonton South

4485 Gateway Blvd

Edmonton, AB


Date:    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time:    7:00pm – 8:15pm



Target Audience:

RxA members only.


Session Description: 

The 2017 flu season will begin on October 23rd, 2017.  This program will provide an overview of the policies and procedures for pharmacists participating in the delivery of publicly funded flu vaccine this year.  Join Betty as she discusses the policies pharmacists need to be familiar with, and describes this year’s flu vaccine products and their associated recommendation for use based on patient specifics.


Session Instructor:  

Betty Golightly, BScPharm, FTM (Glasgow)

Instructor, Pharmacy Assistant Program, SAIT Polytechnic

Owner/Operator, Go Travel Health, Calgary


Betty Golightly’s career includes 25 years of community practice. She has a Foundation in Travel Medicine from the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). Betty successfully challenged the International Society of Travel Medicine Certificate of Knowledge Examination (Portugal). Currently, Betty is an instructor in the Pharmacy Assistant Program at S.A.I.T. Polytechnic and the owner and operator of Go Travel Health where she does travel health consultations and presentations.


Session Objectives: 

At the end of this program you should be able to:

  • Review the references & resources available for pharmacist participating in immunizations
  • Examine policies & procedures as well as rules & regulations for the publicly funded flu vaccine this season
  • Discuss the epidemiology of influenza
  • Explore the specific influenza vaccines to be administered in the 2016-2017 season in Alberta
  • Explain rationale behind questions on the influenza consent forms




Expiry: XXX

CEUs: 1.25

Attendees will receive a Statement of Attendance at the end of the session.


Session Fee:   

RxA member:  $20.00 + GST
Student member: $20.00 + GST

Non-member:  Not Available



The value of this course is $100.00.


Registration fee includes:

Attendance at the session and printed presentation materials.
Refreshments will be served.


Please contact the Alberta Pharmacists' Association at if you have questions about this session.


Cancellation and Refunds: 
Refunds will only be issued up to and including Friday, August 25, 2017.  No refunds will be issued after Friday, August 25, 2017. 



Member Fee:  $20.00
Student Fee:  $20.00
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