Guidance for Licensed Pharmacists and Pharmacy Interns Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity Under the PREP Act   [open pdf - 257KB]

From the Document: "The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the lead agency for the federal government's response to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. A key component of that response will be access to a COVID-19 vaccine across the United States. Pharmacists, in partnership with other healthcare providers, are well-positioned to increase access to vaccinations--particularly in certain areas that have too few pediatricians and other primary-care providers, or that are otherwise medically underserved. [...] Nearly every State permits pharmacists to order and administer vaccines to both adults and children under certain circumstances. Therefore, as an Authority Having Jurisdiction under the Secretary's March 10, 2020 declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) issues this guidance. Subject to satisfaction of the requirements listed below, this guidance authorizes State-licensed pharmacists to order and administer, and State-licensed or registered pharmacy interns acting under the supervision of the qualified pharmacist to administer, to persons ages three or older COVID-19 vaccinations that have been authorized or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)."

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