Pharmacists and pharmacist-interns acting under the supervision of a pharmacist are allowed to order and administer immunizations to children 3-18 years of age as authorized by the third amendment to the PREP Act under the following conditions:
- The vaccine must have FDA approval or licensure;
- The vaccine must be ordered and administered according to ACIP immunization schedules;
- The licensed pharmacist must complete at least 20 hours of ACPE-approved practical training that includes hands-on injection technique, clinical evaluation of indications and contraindications, and recognition and treatment of adverse, emergency reactions to vaccines;
- The licensed or registered pharmacy intern must also complete an ACPE-approved practical training program;
- The administering pharmacist/intern must have a current certificate in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- The administering pharmacist/intern must complete a minimum of 2 hours of ACPE-approved, immunization related continuing pharmacy education during each state licensing period;
- The licensed pharmacist must comply with jurisdiction-based recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including informing the patient's primary-care provider, submitting immunization information to state/local IIS, complying with requirements for reporting adverse events, and complying to requirements for the provider to review the registry/records prior to administering a vaccine;
- The licensed pharmacist must inform pediatric patients and accompanying adult caregivers of the importance of a well-child visit with a pediatrician or other licensed primary care provider and refer patients when appropriate.
Please refer to the third amendment of the PREP Act for more information and guidance: www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/third-amendment-declaration.pdf
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TSBP has issued guidance statements regarding prescriptions issued for hydroxychloroquine and dispensing drugs in compliance with Emergency Board Rule 291.30*. Read the statements here. - May 15, 2020
*NOTE: Emergency Board Rule 291.30 expires July 17, 2020.
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