Department of Public Health
Board of Registration in Pharmacy
Drug Control Program
|Referenced Sources:||105 CMR 700|
Adopted April 3, 2012 as Joint Policy 2012-02
Revised June 30, 2015 as Joint Policy 2015-01
Revised June 20, 2017 as Joint Policy 2017-08
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH or the Department), through the Drug Control Program, Immunization Program and Board of Registration in Pharmacy, is making vaccines more accessible by authorizing administration by pharmacists and pharmacy interns. Qualified pharmacists and pharmacy interns may administer certain vaccines to individuals 9 years of age and older as included in the Recommended Immunization Schedules approved by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
MDPH Drug Control Program regulations (105 CMR 700.004 (B)(6)) permit pharmacists and pharmacy interns who have completed a duly accredited training course to administer vaccines designated by the Department.