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Expanding Immunization Opportunities
Summary
  • Act 8 of 2015 lowers the age pharmacists can provide the flu vaccine only to patients nine years of age and older with parental consent. Trained, licensed pharmacy interns also would be permitted to administer immunizations under the direct supervision of a pharmacist who possesses an immunization license.
Bill Numbers and Prime Sponsors
  • Act 8 - sponsored by Representative Seth Grove (R-York)
Status
  • On June 26, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 8 into law with an effective date of 60 days thereafter. On August 25, the law went into effect. Immunizing pharmacists can begin providing these immunizations immediately after the effective date as long as following all other applicable regulations and procedures and the new requirements listed below. (Make sure your protocol is updated!) For more information click here.
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Please contact Don Smith at (717) 234-6151, ext. 102 or dsmith@papharmacists.com with any questions.

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