Pharmacist Authority to Administer Vaccines by State

Based upon APhA/NASPA survey of State IZ Laws/Rules (updated January 2019) and updated state laws. (PDF)

The administration of vaccines in the pharmacy setting is subject to state laws and regulations. Vaccines are subject to availability.

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New York

Influenza, Zoster, Pneumo, Meningitis (Age Limitations), Td/Tdap

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>2yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

No

N/A

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

No

N/A

Yes

NY N.Y. N.Y. newyork nyc city nw yrk

New Jersey

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>7yo (Via Rx), (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo

Yes

NJ N.J. N.J. newjersey nw jrsy jersy

Connecticut

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo

Yes

CT C.T. Conn. conneticut conecticut cunnecticut

Alabama

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

AL A.L. Ala.

Alaska

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

AK A.K. Alaska

Arizona

Any (via Rx for Some)

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>3yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>13Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>13yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>13Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

AZ A.Z. Ariz.

Arkansas

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>7yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

AR A.R. Ark.

California

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

>3Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

>3yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

>3Yo

Yes

CA C.A. Calif.

Colorado

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

CO C.O. Colo.

Delaware

Any (via Rx for Some)

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Any Age with an Adult Dose)

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit (Any Age With An Adult Dose)

Yes

No Age Limit (Any Age with an Adult Dose)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit (Any Age With An Adult Dose)

Yes

DE D.E. Del.

District of Columbia

Any (via Rx for Some)

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>12yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

No

N/A

Yes (Age Limitations)

>12yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>12Yo

Yes

DC D.C. D.C. washington wshington

Florida

Any

Protocol

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo

Yes

FL F.L. Fla.

Georgia

Any (via Rx for Some)

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes (Via Rx Only)

No Age Limit (Requires An Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Via Rx Only)

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Via Rx Only)

No Age Limit (Requires An Rx)

Yes

GA G.A. Ga.

Hawaii

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>11yo (Via Rx), (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

HI H.I. Hawaii

Idaho

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes

>6Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>6yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

>6

Yes

ID I.D. Idaho

Illinois

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>10yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes

>14Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>14yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>14Yo

Yes

IL I.L. Ill.

Indiana

Any (via Rx for Some)

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes (Via Rx Only)

No Age Limit (Requires An Rx)

Yes

>11yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

>11Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

IN I.N. Ind.

Iowa

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

IA I.A. Iowa

Kansas

Any

Protocol

>6yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>12Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>12yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>12Yo

Yes

KS K.S. Kans.Kan.

Kentucky

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes

>9Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>9yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

>9

Yes

KY K.Y. Ky.

Louisiana

Any (via Rx for Some)

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes

>17Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>17yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>17Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

LA L.A. La.

Maine

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>7yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo

Yes

ME M.E. Maine

Maryland

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>9yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

MD M.D. Md.

Massachusetts

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>9yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>9Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>9yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

>9Yo

Yes

MA M.A. Mass.

Michigan

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

MI M.I. Mich.

Minnesota

Any

Protocol

>6yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>13Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>13yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>13Yo

Yes

MN M.N. Minn.

Mississippi

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

MS M.S. Miss.

Missouri

Any (via Rx for Some)

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes (Via Rx Only)

No Age Limit (Requires An Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>12yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Via Rx Only)

No Age Limit (Requires An Rx)

Yes

MO M.O. Mo.

Montana

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>12yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>13Yo

Yes

MT M.T. Mont.

Nebraska

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

NE N.E. Nebr.Neb.

Nevada

Any

Protocol

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

NV N.V. Nev.

New Hampshire

Influenza, Zoster, Pneumo, Td/Tdap, Hep B (Age Limitations), MMR (Age Limitations), Meningitis

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

No

N/A

Yes

NH N.H. N.H.

New Mexico

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

NM N.M. N. Mex.N.M.

North Carolina

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>14yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Via Rx Only), (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo (Requires An Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Via Rx Only)

>18Yo (Requires An Rx)

Yes

NC N.C. N.C.

North Dakota

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>5yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes

>11Yo

Yes

>11yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

>11Yo

Yes

ND N.D. N. Dak.N.D.

Ohio

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>7yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes

>13Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>13yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>13Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

OH O.H. Ohio

Oklahoma

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

OK O.K. Okla.

Oregon

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes

>7Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

>7yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

>7Yo

Yes

OR O.R. Oreg.Ore.

Pennsylvania

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>9yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo

Yes

PA P.A. Pa.

Puerto Rico

Any (via Rx for Some)

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>18yo (Via Rx)

Yes (via Rx Only)

Yes (Via Rx Only), (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo (Requires An Rx)

Yes (Via Rx Only) (Age Limitations)

>18yo (Via Rx Only)

Yes (Via Rx Only)

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Via Rx Only)

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Not Verified

#N/A

Rhode Island

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>9yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo

Yes

RI R.I. R.I.

South Carolina

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

SC S.C. S.C.

South Dakota

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

SD S.D. S. Dak.S.D.

Tennessee

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

TN T.N. Tenn.

Texas

Any

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes

>14Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>14yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>14Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

TX T.X. Tex.Texas

Utah

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

UT U.T. Utah

Vermont

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo

Yes

VT V.T. Vt.

Virginia

Any (via Rx for Some)

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age (Via Rx)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo (May Allow for Younger Ages Under Rx)

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo (Younger Ages Under Rx/Protocol)

Yes

VA V.A. Va.

Washington

Any

Protocol or Rx (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

Any Age

Yes

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

No Age Limit

Yes

WA W.A. Wash.

West Virginia

Influenza, Zoster, Td/Tdap, Pneumo, Hep B, Meningitis, HPV

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>11yo (Via Rx), (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

No

N/A

Yes

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

>11Yo

Yes

WV W.V. W. Va.W.Va.

Wisconsin

Any

Protocol

>6yo

Yes

Yes

>6Yo

Yes

>6yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes

>6Yo

Yes

WI W.I. Wis.

Wyoming

Influenza, Zoster, Td/Tdap, Pneumo, HPV, Hep B (Age Limitations), MMR (Age Limitations), Meningitis (via Rx for Some)

Protocol/Rx or None (Depending on Age and/or Vaccine)

>7yo (Limited to Certain Vaccines)

Yes

Yes (Age Limitation [May Not Allow Or May Require Rx For Certain Ages <18])

>18Yo

Yes (Age Limitations)

>18yo

Yes

Yes (Ages May Vary; May Require Rx)

Yes (Age Limitation)

>18Yo

Yes

WY W.Y. Wyo.
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