With the flu season around the corner and understanding that health risks may increase for people who contract seasonal influenza at the same time as COVID-19, vaccination is the best way for most people to protect themselves against COVID-19 and seasonal flu. To ensure people can get vaccinated easily, HHS Secretary Becerra took action to extend PREP Act coverage to pharmacy techs and interns with proper training to administer seasonal flu vaccines to adults.
* This authority is in addition to the previous amendments, still in effect, that allow technicians to administer routine childhood immunizations to patients 3-18 years of age and COVID-19 vaccines to patients 3 years of age and older.
* This authority also refers to student interns however keep in mind that our state laws already permit trained interns to administer flu vaccine to patients 3 years and older.
* Check with your employer to determine whether and how they plan to implement this authority.
To view the amendment click here<https://linkprotect.cudas
To view more information about the PREP Act here <https://linkprotect.cudasvc.c