Sheila Allen, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Director of Experiential Education
University of Illinois Chicago
Sheila M Allen, PharmD, BCPS is the Senior Director of Experiential Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Immunization Programs in the College of Pharmacy. She annually oversees two campus based seasonal flu shot clinic for state employees and assists with other campus vaccination initiatives. Dr. Allen has overseen the training of countless pharmacy students and many medical students as adult immunizers over the years, and is actively involved in several interprofessional teaching initiatives.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provided emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020 causing healthcare systems to rapidly develop vaccine distribution models. This talk will discuss how, with faculty leadership, interprofessional students across four health science colleges staffed an academic affiliated hospital’s vaccine clinics to provide over 100,000 vaccinations in five months. Faculty and students from the schools of nursing and pharmacy have previously partnered with the hospital to provide mass influenza vaccination. This established…