Note to pharmacists
The following Pharmacy Protocols for Immunization are reviewed yearly. Generally, updates are made as new recommendations are published by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
For each vaccine encounter, prior to administering vaccine, pharmacy personnel will look up each patient in the ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS) to determine the patient's vaccine history and to forecast vaccines needed.
- This is not required when administering only influenza vaccines, but will continue to be recommended to help increase pneumococcal vaccine rates.
- This is not required when the pharmacy/pharmacist conducts a remote vaccine clinic, but will continue to be recommended when remote connectivity is available.
Certified immunizing pharmacists in the state of Oregon are now eligible to apply for the Uniform Stamp and Yellow Fever Center Agreement. More information on administering Yellow Fever and other travel vaccines can be found on the Yellow Fever resource page.
Please read through all the protocols carefully. If you decide to change any part of them, your changes must be submitted in writing to Jeanine Whitney and approved by the OHA Immunization Program.
If you have any questions about these revised protocols, please call Jeanine Whitney at (971) 673-0281.
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