Administration of Immunizations
Effective February 12, 2013, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 93 which permits pharmacists who are already authorized to administer vaccinations against seasonal influenza to individuals 18 years of age and older also to administer vaccinations against seasonal influenza to individuals between six months and 18 years of age. Pharmacists may provide immunization based on patient specific orders or based on updated non-patient order allowing immunization against seasonal influenza to individuals between six months and 18 years of age. Executive Order No. 93 will expire on March 14, 2013.
Additional information regarding Seasonal Influenza and the Governor’s Executive Order may be found at the Department of Health at: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/
Pharmacists wishing to administer immunizing agents must obtain a separate certification to administer influenza, pneumococcal and acute herpes zoster vaccinations to adults 18 years of age and older. To become certified, a pharmacist must:
- be currently licensed and registered in NY
- provide evidence that an approved immunization course has been completed within the past three years
- provide evidence they are currently certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS)
The form for applying for this certification is available here ( 23 KB).
- Do not submit original immunization certificates. Please submit copies only.
- If submitting a CPR or BLS card, please remember to sign the back of your card.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Certificate Programs
- Helpful information and links to resources regarding Administration of Immunizations are available from the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY)
- Detailed regulations outlining the process by which pharmacists may participate and make legally required reports are available at the following links: