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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 351
Petition Information
Petition Title Administration of vaccines by pharmacy technicians
Date Filed 8/30/2021    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Cody Bishop 
Petitioner's Request

To amend regulations to authorize pharmacy technicians to administer all vaccinations under the supervision of a pharmacist

Agency's Plan

Pharmacy technicians are allowed to administer COVID-19 vaccinations because of legislation passed by the General Assembly authorizing administration by certain "non-traditional” vaccinators. It is likely the amendment requested will necessitate a permanent change in the Code in Virginia, specifically in § 54.1-3408, which allows prescribers to authorize pharmacists and nurses to administer adult vaccines under a protocol. There is no mention of authorization for pharmacy technicians.

Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2021 Special Session of the General Assembly, a workgroup is meeting on September 24th to discuss possible of expansion of duties for pharmacy technicians. The petition will be included in the agenda for the workgroup.

 In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on September 27, 2021.  Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at; comment will be requested until October 27, 2021.

 If the Board does not have statutory authority to amend its regulations in accordance with your petition, it will decide whether it would support a change in the Code of Virginia.  This matter will be on the Board's agenda for its next meeting following the close of comment, scheduled for December 7, 2021.


Comment Period Ended 10/27/2021
Agency Decision Pending    

Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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