Gov. Evers signs bill allowing pharmacy technicians, students to administer COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 13:28:32-05

OSHKOSH (NBC 26) — Gov. Tony Evers signed new bill Friday that will allow pharmacy technicians and students to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Wisconsin, under certain conditions.

According to a news release from the governor's office, Gov. Evers signed the bill AB 4 today at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh following a tour of the campus’ COVID-19 vaccination clinic that opened this week.

AB 4, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 3, allows a pharmacy student who has completed two years of pharmacy school to administer a vaccine under the supervision of a healthcare provider who is authorized to administer vaccines.

“While we work to get shots in arms as soon as we have supply available, we also want to make sure we’re maximizing our capacity by expanding the number of people who can administer those doses once we have them,” said Gov. Evers. “Getting vaccine doses to folks across our state continues to be our top priority so we can recover and bounce back from this pandemic.”

Additionally, other people would be allowed to administer vaccines under certain conditions, based on various levels of training and supervision. This includes someone working under the direct supervision of a pharmacist who has completed a course in study on topics relating to vaccination.

Other conditions can be found in the bill, which can be read here.

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