| Covid-19 | Aug 25, 2020

HHS Expands Access to Childhood Vaccines During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to decreasing rates of routine childhood immunizations due to COVID-19, HHS issued a third amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to authorize State-licensed pharmacists to order and administer any vaccine that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends to individuals ages three to 18 years according to ACIP’s standard immunization schedule. The order does not affect federal requirements regarding screening and enrollment of Medicare and Medicaid providers