How Federal and State Law May Affect Vaccine Administration During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pharmacy Times: Pharmacy Times® interviewed Ned Milenkovich, PharmD, JD, principal and co-chair of the Health Care Law practice group at Much Shelist, on how federal and state law may affect vaccine administration in accordance with recent declarations by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which authorize pharmacists to administer vaccines to children during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and to order and administer an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.

Following the HHS declaration, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) released statements applauding the decision. However, there was an acknowledgement regarding the need for continued efforts toward affirmation of this declaration from state governments.

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