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Pharmacy Interns and Technicians Can Now Administer COVID-19 Vaccine Once Released

Dear Pharmacists,


On October 21st, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a statement regarding the release of the COVID-19 vaccine. In the guidance statement, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, and now pharmacy technicians are now authorized and can be qualified to administer childhood vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines, and COVID-19 tests. Interns must be authorized by the State/Board of Pharmacy in the state their internship is but does not need a license/registration. Because of this, CVS plans to hire 10,000 more licensed pharmacy technicians to help administer COVID-19 vaccines when it’s released.



For more information on this statement and the guidance sent:


https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/prep-act-guidance.pdf


https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/10/21/trump-administration-takes-action-further-expand-access-vaccines-covid-19-tests.html#:~:text=Today%2C%20under%20the%20leadership%20of,technicians%20and%20State%2Dauthorized%20pharmacy


https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/cvs-aims-hire-10000-pharmacy-techs-help-administer-covid-19-vaccine



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