TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1330 PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1330.50 VACCINATIONS/IMMUNIZATIONS


 

Section 1330.50 Vaccinations/Immunizations

 

a) Qualifications

 

1) A pharmacist, or a student pharmacist or a pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, may administer vaccinations/immunizations to persons who are 7 years of age or older pursuant to a valid patient specific prescription or a standing order by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 60].

 

2) The pharmacist, student pharmacist, or pharmacy technician shall successfully complete a course of training accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education, or a similar health authority or professional body approved by the Division. The pharmacist who is responsible for supervising the pharmacy student or pharmacy technician has the sole responsibility of evaluating the appropriateness of each vaccination prior to its administration and maintains full responsibility and oversight of the process.

 

3) The pharmacist shall maintain a current Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the American Safety and Health Institute, or an equivalent as determined by the Division.

 

4) Each pharmacy, or pharmacist functioning outside of a pharmacy, shall have available a current copy or electronic version of the CDC reference "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases" at the location where vaccinations are administered.

 

5) The administration of vaccines shall be done by a pharmacist, or a student pharmacist or pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, who has completed training as described in this Section.

 

b) Protocols, Policies and Procedures

 

1) Prior to administrating vaccinations/immunizations, a pharmacist, or a student pharmacist or a pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, must follow protocols written by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches for the administration of vaccines and treatment of severe adverse events following administration of vaccines.

 

2) The pharmacy must maintain written policies and procedures for handling and disposal of all used supplies or contaminated equipment.

 

3) The pharmacist, student pharmacist, or pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, must give the appropriate vaccine information statement (VIS) to the patient or legal representative prior to each vaccination. The pharmacist, or student pharmacist under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, must ensure that the adult patient or minor (age 7 and older) patient's parent or legal representative is available and has the vaccine information statement.

 

4) The pharmacy must report adverse events as required by the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) and to the primary care provider named by the patient.

 

c) Recordkeeping and Reporting

 

1) All records regarding each administration of a vaccine must be kept for 5 years. These records shall include:

 

A) The name, address and date of birth of the patient.

 

B) Date of administration and site of injection of the vaccine.

 

C) Name, dose, manufacturer, lot number and beyond use date of the vaccine.

 

D) Name and address of the patient's primary health care provider named by the patient.

 

E) The name or unique identifier of the administering pharmacist.

 

F) Which vaccine information statement (VIS) was provided.

 

2) A pharmacist who administers or oversees the administration of any vaccine must ensure that the report of that administration, is made to the Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE) or to the primary healthcare provider named by the patient within 30 days of administration.

 

(Source: Amended at 47 Ill. Reg. 8352, effective June 2, 2023)