Immunization

NYSCHP supports legislation that would expand the scope of Pharmacists’ immunization authority to include all vaccines recommended by the CDC. Pharmacists can serve a key role as one of the most accessible health care professionals by providing access to Hepatitis A and B, varicella, human papilloma virus and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; currently, New York is one of the few states which does not allow this.

The authority for pharmacists to provide immunizations is set to sunset in July, 2020.

Immunization Authority Expansion to all CDC-recommended Vaccines (Fact Sheet)

On December 7th, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law A2857-D (McDonald)/S1043-D (Funke), a bill authorizing pharmacy interns to administer immunizations, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. New York will join 48 other states in authorizing this vital service to the public. The New York State Board of Pharmacy will be providing regulations to implement this new law; guidance will be available at 
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pharm/pharmimmunizations.htm

 

Contact the Vice President of Public Policy, Andrew Kaplan ([email protected]) for more information.