2021 Legislature CS for CS for SB 768
2 An act relating to the administration of vaccines;
3 amending s. 465.189, F.S.; revising the specified
4 immunizations or vaccines that certified pharmacists
5 and registered interns may administer to adults;
6 authorizing certain pharmacists to administer
7 influenza vaccines to individuals 7 years of age or
8 older under certain circumstances; providing an
9 effective date.
11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
13 Section 1. Present subsections (2) through (8) of section
14 465.189, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (3)
15 through (9), respectively, a new subsection (2) is added to that
16 section, and subsection (1) and present subsection (6) of that
17 section are amended, to read:
18 465.189 Administration of vaccines and epinephrine
20 (1) In accordance with guidelines of the Centers for
21 Disease Control and Prevention for each recommended immunization
22 or vaccine, a pharmacist
, or a registered intern under the
23 supervision of a pharmacist who is certified under subsection
24 (7) (6) , may administer the following immunizations or vaccines
25 to an adult within the framework of an established protocol
26 under a supervising physician licensed under chapter 458 or
27 chapter 459:
28 (a) Immunizations or vaccines listed in the Adult
29 Immunization Schedule as of April 30, 2021 February 1, 2015, by
30 the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
31 The board may authorize , by rule , additional immunizations or
32 vaccines as they are added to the Adult Immunization Schedule.
33 (b) Immunizations or vaccines recommended by the United
34 States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for
35 international travel as of April 30, 2021 July 1, 2015. The
36 board may authorize , by rule , additional immunizations or
37 vaccines as they are recommended by the United States Centers
38 for Disease Control and Prevention for international travel.
39 (c) Immunizations or vaccines licensed for use in the
40 United States, or which have been authorized for emergency use,
41 by the United States Food and Drug Administration as of April
42 30, 2021. The board may authorize by rule additional
43 immunizations or vaccines as they are so licensed or authorized.
44 (d) (c) Immunizations or vaccines approved by the board in
45 response to a state of emergency declared by the Governor
46 pursuant to s. 252.36.
48 A registered intern who administers an immunization or vaccine
49 under this subsection must be supervised by a certified
50 pharmacist at a ratio of one pharmacist to one registered
52 (2) A pharmacist who is certified under subsection (7) may
53 administer influenza vaccines to individuals 7 years of age or
54 older within the framework of an established protocol under a
55 supervising physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459.
56 (7) (6) Any pharmacist or registered intern seeking to
57 administer vaccines to adults under this section must be
58 certified to administer such vaccines pursuant to a
59 certification program approved by the Board of Pharmacy in
60 consultation with the Board of Medicine and the Board of
61 Osteopathic Medicine. The certification program shall, at a
62 minimum, require that the pharmacist attend at least 20 hours of
63 continuing education classes approved by the board and the
64 registered intern complete at least 20 hours of coursework
65 approved by the board. The program shall have a curriculum of
66 instruction concerning the safe and effective administration of
67 such vaccines, including, but not limited to, potential allergic
68 reactions to such vaccines.
69 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.