64B16-26.1031. Vaccine Certification Program  

Effective on Sunday, May 29, 2016
  • 1(1) All applications for 5vaccine 6certification programs shall be made on board approved form DH-MQA 1234, “Board of Pharmacy Immunization Certification Program Provider Application,” dated 08/15, which is hereby incorporated by reference. To obtain an application go to 40http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-06807 42or contact the Board of Pharmacy at 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C04, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3254 or (850)488-0595, or download the application from the web at 68http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/pharmacy69.

    70(2) The Board shall approve for initial certification of pharmacist and pharmacy intern 83administration of vaccines, programs of study not less than 20 hours that include coursework covering all of the following;

    102(a) Mechanisms of action for vaccines, contraindications, drug interactions, and monitoring after vaccine administration;

    116(b) Immunization Schedules;

    119(c) Immunization screening questions, provision of risk/benefit information, informed consent, recordkeeping, and electronic reporting into the statewide immunization registry;

    138(d) Vaccine storage and handling;

    143(e) Bio-Hazardous waste disposal and sterile techniques;

    150(f) Entering, negotiating and performing pursuant to physician oversight protocols;

    160(g) Community immunization resources and programs;

    166(h) Identifying, managing and responding to adverse incidents including but not limited to potential allergic reactions associated with vaccine administration;

    186(i) Procedures and policies for reporting adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS);

    202(j) Reimbursement procedures and vaccine coverage by federal, state and local governmental jurisdictions and private third party payors;

    220(k) Administration techniques;

    223(l) Administration of epinephrine using an autoinjector delivery system;

    232(m) The immunization and vaccine guidelines in the February 1, 2015, Adult Immunization Schedule by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entitled “Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule – United States – 2015,” which is hereby incorporated by reference. The Schedule may be obtained from 279http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-06808 281and the Board office at the address in subsection (1);

    291(n) The immunizations or vaccines recommended by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for international travel as of July 1, 2015, which may be found in the CDC Health Information for International Travel (2014 Edition), which is incorporated herein by reference. 335The material incorporated is copyrighted material that is available for public inspection and examination, but may not be copied, at the Department of State, Administrative Code and Register Section, Room 701, The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250, and at the Board office at the address in subsection (1);

    382(o) State of emergency administration of immunizations or vaccines;

    391(p) Review of Section 395465.189, F.S.; 397and,

    398(q) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.

    403Successful completion of the certification program must include a successful demonstration of competency in the administration technique and a cognitive examination.

    424Rulemaking Authority 426465.005 FS. 428Law Implemented 430465.189 FS. 432History–New 3-20-08, Amended 8-30-10, 7-29-13, 5-29-16.


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