CARSON CITY – Nevada is ramping up its ability to administer immunizations in preparation for increased demand for vaccine services when a viable COVID-19 vaccine is developed and deployed. It’s doing so through an emergency regulation signed today by Gov. Steve Sisolak that authorizes properly trained pharmaceutical technicians to administer the vaccines under the supervision of a pharmacist.
The regulation was requested and approved by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy.
“This emergency regulation is one common sense strategy to help prepare Nevada to ensure that a COVID-19 vaccine can be deployed as quickly and efficiently as possible when it becomes available,” Gov. Sisolak said.
Nevada received guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in late August to be prepared for deployment of a COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 1. The state has also been preparing an operational plan for such deployment.
The emergency regulation can be found online here: https://bop.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/bopnvgov/content/Resources/ALL/2020-09-11.BoP%20Emergency%20Regulations%20re%20Vaccinations%20FILED.pdf