Pharmacist Immunizations in WV
- 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)
- What are the approved CPR programs?
During the COVID-19 WV State of Emergency, the WV BOP permitted some variance initially with the 6 hours of live CE and Drug diversion. This ended December 2021. The third variance was the requirement in 15 CSR 12-14.1.c for basic life-support (BLS) training for immunization renewal. While the BLS training has still been required, the Board permitted an American Heart Association (AHA)-compliant course but it did not have to have a hands-on component. BLS course cards dated for completion on or after January 1, 2023, must have a hands-on component for successful renewal of the Immunizing Pharmacist Permit.
- 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).
- 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
- What about during the federal COVID-19 State of Emergency that is in effect through January 11, 2023 (however Federal authorities indicate it will be extended to April 2023), 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. This includes children ages 3 years and up.
- 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.