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California State Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacists Initiating and Administering Vaccines [(CCR section 1746.4(d)]

A pharmacist shall not be required to notify each patient’s primary care provider of a COVID-19 vaccine administration under the provisions of 16 CCR Section 1746.4(d), under the following conditions:

  1. The patient receives a copy of a CDC immunization card or printout that documents what COVID vaccination was administered, the date and where the vaccination was received.
  2. The patient is advised that the primary care provider will not be provided with such notification.
  3. If a pharmacist has access to a shared patient record system, the pharmacist must comply with the reporting requirement.

All other documentation and reporting requirements remain in effect, including reporting to the immunization registry.

Effective: December 17, 2020

Expiration: Ninety days after the emergency declaration is lifted.