HHS To Let Pharmacists Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

By Ariel Cohen / September 9, 2020 at 5:51 PM
Updated Story Pharmacists will be allowed to administer COVID-19 vaccines to anyone three years or older without a prescription, according to guidance HHS issued Wednesday (Sept. 9) . Physicians oppose allowing pharmacists to administer vaccines, but pharmacy groups welcome the move. The HHS authorization preempts state and local laws. Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir said the guidance, issued under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, will greatly expand access to a COVID-19 vaccine once available...

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