Pneumococcal: The Disease, Vaccines and Newly Publicly Funded Program - Online

January 10, 2019 - November 13, 2020

 Target Audience: 

This session will benefit any pharmacist regardless of their practice setting.



In January 2019, pharmacists were given access to publicly funded pneumococcal vaccine to vaccinate people 65 years of age and older. This session will help you to understand pneumococcal disease and relevant recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination


Objectives:  At the end of this session you should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of pneumococcal disease
  • Outline the various pneumococcal vaccines on the Canadian market
  • Describe the Pharmacy Enhanced Immunization Services Program Pneumo-P 23 Vaccine: Pneumovax® 23
  • Be aware of high risk groups not covered by this program
  • Understand how to utilize the influenza consent forms



Betty Golightly, BScPharm, FTM (Glasgow)

Owner/Operator, Go Travel Health Inc., Calgary

Instructor, Pharmacy Assistant Program, S.A.I.T.


Betty Golightly’s career includes over 27 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.  and the owner and operator of Go Travel Health where she does travel health consultations and presentations.



CCCEP Accreditation #: 8007-2018-2612-I-P

Accreditation Expiry:  November 13, 2020

CEUs:  0.75




Registration for this course will grant you access to the presentation and materials for a period of 90 days.  Please ensure you complete the course within 90 days of registering.


By registering for this program, you agree to accepting communication (e-mail or mail) from RxA related to my registration and participation in this course.



This program is ONLY available to Alberta Pharmacists.


RxA Members - Available at no charge $0.00. 

RxA Student Members - Available at no charge $0.00


RxA Members and Students can Access ALL RxA Courses online in GoPharmacist.

Click to signup.


Non-Members - Available for a fee of $75.00 as part of RxA's new RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM incentive program (Read Below).


NEW RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM program for Non-Members included in your registration fee.

Every Non-Member that registers for this program will receive a $50.00 RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM credit* that they can use towards the purchase of their RxA membership for the NEXT membership year.  This incentive is part of a  program RxA is offering to encourage all pharmacists to become a member of RxA.  

For more about the RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM program click here. 



This course is valued at $75.00.  


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


Cancellation and Refunds: 
Not applicable. 


Difficulty Registering Online? 

Download our registration form, fill it out, and fax it back to us at 780-990-1236.

We'll process it the next business day and you'll receive a confirmation by e-mail. 


*RxE-MEMBER AdvantageTM credits:

  • only apply towards the next year's (July 1-June 30) regular RxA membership fee to a maximum value of $425 (does not include insurance,EnviRx or any other RxA programs);
  • are non-transferrable, non-refundable and can not be carried over past June 30th each year.


Only open to Alberta pharmacists registered with the Alberta College of Pharmacy. 

Member Fee:  $0.00
Student Fee:  $0.00
Non-Member Fee:  $75.00