PREP Act Amendment and Fall Vaccines - Pharmacy Impact
On August 4, 2021 the Eighth Amendment of the Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID-19 was issued. One week later the CDC and FDA announce approval of a 3rd dose of COVID vaccine for specific high risk patients that have completed their mRNA vaccine series. With influenza vaccine season approaching pharmacists have a lot to prepare for. Our interactive session will discuss:
-- How the Eighth Amendment to the PREP Act impacts immunizing pharmacists and their vaccine administration workflow.
-- Patient eligibility for the 3rd dose of mRNA COVID vaccine.
-- Documentation and billing of the 3rd dose of COVID vaccine.
-- Overlap of COVID booster and influenza vaccine patient demand.