Standing Order for Pharmacists
New York State (NYS) now allows NYS-licensed-pharmacists to provide influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to adults 18 years of age and older. Pharmacists must be certified by the NYS Education Department (ED) Office of Professions to offer influenza and pneumococcal vaccines.
Pharmacists must also obtain a non-patient specific standing order from a licensed physician or nurse practitioner practicing to administer influenza and pneumococcal immunizations, a standing order which is required under New York State regulation in order to administer influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to adults 18 years of age or older. In New York City (NYC), pharmacists who plan to vaccinate must obtain their standing order from a physician or nurse practicing in NYC.
Pharmacists can find a template standing order (PDF) on the NYC Health Department website.
Pharmacists who are intrested in vaccinating their patients using a standing order issued by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene must attend one orientation session offered by the health department. A registration form to attend an orientation session can be found Pharmacists who are intrested in vaccinating their patients using a standing order issued by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene must attend one orientation session offered by the health department. Please download the registration form (PDF), and send the completed form to the fax number or email address found on the form.
New York State pharmacists who have not yet been certified as an immunizer in New York State and would like to do so should contact the Office of Professions at the New York State Education Department (NYSED).