Standing orders are written protocols, approved by a physician or other authorized practitioner, that authorize nurses, pharmacists or other health care personnel (where allowed by state law) to:
- Assess a patient’s need for vaccination
- Administer the vaccine without a clinician’s direct involvement with the individual patient at the time of the interaction
The Model Standing Orders below are written either by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health or the Immunization Action Coalition. Refer to Using Standing Orders for Administering Vaccines: What You Should Know for general guidance on standing orders.