COVID-19 Vaccines: Authority

Featured Updates

  • Authority to Immunize During COVID-19 (June 22, 2022)
    A comparison chart about the requirements for pharmacists, technicians and student pharmacists/interns to provide COVID-19, influenza, and childhood immunizations. (PDF – Know the Facts)
  • APhA Education During COVID-19: Pharmacy-based Immunizations for Pediatric Patients (October 1)
    This new program meets the minimum 2 hours of ACPE-accredited, immunization-related CPE required in HHS’s authorization under the Prep Act. (CPE)
  • Well-Child Visit Templates: Tools to Meet HHS Requirement (September 9, 2020)
    A Task Force on Pharmacist Engagement in State-Based COVID Vaccination developed three tools for use by pharmacists to satisfy the well-child visit requirement under the HHS Amendments authorizing pharmacists to administer childhood and COVID-19 vaccines.
  • APhA Immunization Education Library
    A collection of CE to help pharmacists meet requirements under the new authorities to provide immunizations. (Real-Time)
  • HHS announcement HHS Amends PREP Act Declaration, modifies and clarifies the pharmacist training requirement and the pharmacist, pharmacy intern and pharmacy technician CPR requirement. (December 3, 2020)
  • HHS Advisory Opinion provides clarification for states implementing its recent childhood and COVID-19 vaccination authorizations during the pandemic. (October 22, 2020)
  • HHS guidance authorizes pharmacy technicians and state-authorized pharmacy interns to administer childhood and COVID-19 vaccines and tests. (October 20, 2020)
  • HHS announcement Trump Administration Takes Action to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines, authorizes pharmacists to order and administer—and pharmacist interns to administer—COVID-19 vaccines, when available. (September 9, 2020)
  • HHS announcement HHS Expands Access to Childhood Vaccines during COVID-19 Pandemic, authorizing pharmacists to order and administer vaccines to children nationwide during the public health emergency. (August 19, 2020)

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