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Larissa Doucette

Pharmacists’ authority to vaccinate may be expanded in Wyoming under a bill (HB 94) that would allow pharmacists to prescribe and administer immunizations for individuals age seven and older. The bill specifies that to ensure patient safety and confidentially, immunizations must be administered in a private space and dedicated to the administration of immunizations. Pharmacists would be required to document vaccinations in the Wyoming Immunization Registry operated by the state’s department of health. With an amendment clarifying that no employer may require a pharmacist to vaccinate children under 13 years of age, the bill passed the Wyoming Senate, reports the Billings Gazette.