SCS/SB 776 - This act modifies the minimum age for the administration of certain vaccines from twelve years of age to seven years of age or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, whichever is higher. The rules regulating the use of protocols for the administration of viral influenza vaccines shall no longer be jointly promulgated by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts and the State Board of Pharmacy, but shall be promulgated solely by the State Board of Pharmacy.
The act adds to the practice of pharmacy the administration of viral influenza vaccines by written protocol authorized by a physician for a specific patient.
Additionally, a pharmacist shall inform the patient that the administration of the vaccine will be entered into the ShowMeVax system. The patient shall attest to the inclusion of such information in the system by signing a form provided by the pharmacist or may indicate that he or she does not want such information entered into the system.
This act is identical to HB 2428 (2018) and similar to provisions contained in the truly agreed CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 826 (2018).