Pharmacy techs will be allowed to administer COVID-19 vaccines, tests, HHS says

Some requirements include that the vaccine needs to be ordered by the monitoring pharmacist and that pharmacy specialists have to complete a training program authorized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which must consist of hands-on injection strategy and the recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines..

To be qualified, drug store service technicians operating in states with licensure or registration requirements should be licensed or signed up in accordance with state requirements, and those residing in states without licensure and registration requirements need to have a Certified Pharmacy Technician accreditation from either the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or National Healthcareer Association.

HHS will enable pharmacy service technicians to administer COVID-19 vaccines and tests, the agency stated today..

Under the brand-new guidance, released Oct. 20, state-authorized professionals may administer both the tests and vaccines to people ages 3 and older under guidance of a pharmacist, based on specific requirements..

Read HHS complete guidance here.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2020