Immunization FAQ

Pharmacist Immunizations in WV

  1. What are the approved training programs?
  • American Pharmacist Association (APhA)
  • University of Findlay School of Pharmacy (March 2010)
  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy (Sept 2013)
  • University of Connecticut (Sept 2013)
  • North Eastern University (Sept 2013)
  • Ohio Pharmacist Association
  • University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy(June 2016)
  1. What are the approved CPR programs?

The WVBOP had issued a waiver for CPR cards expiring during COVID-19.  This waiver will expire December 28, 2020.  The WV Board of Pharmacy has reviewed materials regarding extensions from the American Heart Association (AHA).  The AHA has determined that their certifications are not to be extended past October 2020.  Therefore, the WV BOP has voted to require that CPR cards be renewed and current.  Recognizing the difficulties continuing with COVID-19, the WV BOP will accept online courses during COVID-19 that do not have a “hand-on” component, but are AHA-compliant.   

  • American Red Cross
  • American Heart Association
  • American Health & Safety Institute (December 2013)
  • American CPR  (December 2013)
  • National Safety Council  (December 2013)
  • Emergency Care & Safety Institute –ECSI (August 2016)
  • ProTrainings (September 2020)
  1. What vaccines can a pharmacist give to someone 18 years and over?

West Virginia Rules permits pharmacists to administer all CDC/Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended vaccines without a prescription (or by using an order issued by themselves) to individuals ages 18 and over per 30-5-7(e).

  1. What vaccines can a pharmacist give to someone 11 to 17 years old?

West Virginia Rules permits pharmacists to administer all CDC/Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended vaccines with a physician prescription, parental consent and after ensuring no vaccine contraindications,  to individuals ages eleven through seventeen per 30-5-7(e) and per Emergency Rule

  1. What about during COVID-19, can I give vaccines to younger individuals?

On Aug. 19, 2020 the US Dept. of Health and Human Services issued a third Amendment to Declaration under the PREP Act.  The WV BOP Position Statement regarding the PREP Act Third Amendment in WV can be found here.

  1. What does “personal supervision” mean regarding a pharmacy intern giving a vaccine?

“Personal supervision” means the supervising immunizing pharmacist is physically present in the room during the administration of an immunization.

   7.  What vaccines can a Pharmacy technician administer in WV?

See "COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ" for full answer.

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