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Expanding Immunization Opportunities

 

Summary

Act 8 of 2015 lowered the age pharmacists can provide the flu vaccine to patients nine years of age and older, with parental consent. It also established that licensed pharmacy interns are permitted to administer immunizations under the direct supervision of a pharmacist who possesses an immunization license.

 

Click here for more information on Act 8 of 2015.

 

In the 2017-2018 legislative session, PPA is advocating for a change in Pennsylvania law to permit pharmacists to provide all immunizations to patients nine years of age and older.

 

 

Why PPA Supports

Currently in Pennsylvania, there are approximately 9,500 certified pharmacist immunizers available to safely and conveniently administer vaccinations.

 

The public's unique access to pharmacists - including extended hours of operation and weekend availability, coupled with being a trusted health care professional - places pharmacies in an ideal position to have a major impact on reducing vaccine-preventable illness.

 

 

Bill Number and Prime Sponsor

Coming soon!

 

 

Status

Senator Thomas McGarrigle (R - 26th District) circulated a memorandum on March 2, 2017 asking for co-sponsors on a bill he intends to introduce that would expand pharmacist-provided immunization opportunities. Click here to view this co-sponsorship memorandum.

 

Representative Seth Grove (R - 196th District) circulated a memorandum on March 22, 2017 asking for co-sponsors on a bill he intends to introduce that would expand pharmacist-provided immunization opportunities. Click here to view this co-sponsorship memorandum. 

 

 

Issue Briefs

Click here for an issue brief on expanding pharmacist-provided immunization opportunities. 

 

 

Resources

APhA's Immunization Center

 

 

Take Action

Urge your state legislators to cosponsor legislation expanding immunization capabilities in PA by clicking here!

 

 

 

For questions, please contact Jeff Stuby.

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