(October 23 – 29, 2020)

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HHS Expands Access to Vaccines and COVID-19 Tests

HHS issued additional guidance authorizing qualified pharmacy technicians and state-authorized pharmacy interns acting under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist to administer FDA-authorized and FDA-licensed childhood vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines, and COVID-19 tests. In order to do so, the pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns must satisfy several requirements, including completion of a practical training program approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.