Vaccine Certification Program  



    Board of Pharmacy


    64B16-26.1031Vaccine Certification Program


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 41 No. 187, September 25, 2015 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.

    The change is in response to written comments submitted by the staff of the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee and a discussion and vote by the Board at its meeting held February 10, 2016. The changes are as follows:

    64B16-26.1031 Vaccine Certification Program.

    (1) No change.

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

    (a) through (l) No change.

    (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         and the Board office at the address in subsection (1);

    (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.  The 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);

    (o) through (q) No change.

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

    Rulemaking Authority 465.005 FS. Law Implemented 465.189 FS. History–New 3-20-08, Amended 8-30-10, 7-29-13, _______________.


    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Allison Dudley, Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C04, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3254