RS 37:1218     

§1218.  Administration of influenza immunization

A pharmacist may administer an influenza immunization to any person seven years of age or older without a prescription or medical order contingent upon all of  the following provisions:

(1)  The pharmacist shall administer influenza immunizations in conformance with the most current annual influenza vaccination administration protocol as set forth by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP).

(2)  The pharmacist shall report each influenza immunization to the Louisiana Office of Public Health Immunization Registry at the time of the immunization or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter.

(3)  The pharmacist shall report all adverse events he observes or which are reported to him to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), the cooperative program of the CDC and the United States Food and Drug Administration for vaccine safety, or its successor program; and further, the pharmacist shall refer the patient with an adverse event to the influenza immunization for appropriate medical care.

(4)  The pharmacist shall maintain for at least two years a record of each influenza immunization administered.

(5)  The pharmacist shall obtain the appropriate credential to administer influenza immunizations from the board, as administratively defined, prior to administering any such immunization.

Acts 2010, No. 287, §1.