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Since the 1990s, there has been a growing movement to improve access to immunization services by giving pharmacists the authority to administer vaccines.

This map explores laws that give pharmacists authority to administer vaccines and establish requirements for third-party vaccination authorization, patient age restrictions, and specific vaccination practice requirements, such as training, reporting, record-keeping, notification, malpractice insurance, and emergency exceptions.

This page displays laws in effect through January 1, 2016. To explore the variation in these laws click the “Start Here” button below.

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Cason Schmit, JD

Allison Reddick, JD, MPH

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46 states and the District of Columbia allow pharmacists to vaccinate as of January 1, 2015

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