Shingles vaccine

Post date: Feb 20, 2018

You can now administer the Shingrix vaccine, as prescribing and administering of a zoster vaccine is within the pharmacist’s scope of practice. According to current Wyoming law, there is no specification as to which zoster vaccination can be prescribed and administered. This is under the assumption that the immunizer (pharmacist or intern) is current on their immunization licensing, has reviewed the package insert, and that all vaccine-specific patient criteria put forth by the CDC are met.

Wyoming WPA Chapter 16, Section 5, Immunization Regulation in Adults as follows:

“Section 5. Adults.

(a) Vaccines which a pharmacist may prescribe and administer to healthy adults or

may be administered by a prescription of a physician for high risk adults shall be restricted to:

(i) Human papillomavirus (HPV);

(ii) Hepatitis A;

(iii) Hepatitis B;

(iv) Influenza;

(v) Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR);

(vi) Meningococcal;

(vii) Pneumococcal;

(viii) Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td, Tdap);

(ix) Varicella; and

(x) Zoster.”