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New Home-Study and Protocols for Expanded Scope of Immunizations

HB 394, which went into effect on March 19, expanded the authority of pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer immunizations. The law allows trained pharmacists and pharmacy interns to:

Pharmacists and pharmacy interns must be able to document that they have met the training criteria for each immunization they will be administering. OPA has written a home-study CPE article, Immunizations for HPV, Varicella, Hib and Polio, which was approved by the board of pharmacy as a supplemental course for pharmacists and pharmacy interns whose previous training did not include these diseases and vaccines. The home-study can be purchased HERE.

Draft protocols for the vaccines have been updated to include the additional ages and vaccines. Protocols for the 2015-16 influenza season will be available after the ACIP recommendations are published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The protocol package is available for purchase at: Immunization Protocol Package Order Form

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy has also released a guidance document, updated on May 14, 2015, so that pharmacies can be sure they are in compliance with the law. That document can be accessed here.

 

 

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