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Find Out What Shots Can Be Administered by Other Health Care Professionals
Posted on: 4/12/2017

Our physician members have inquired about what vaccinations or injections may legally be provided by non-physician  licensed health care professionals in Illinois.

That's why ISMS developed this medical legal guideline covering six categories of non-physician licensed health care professionals and what injections/vaccinations they are allowed to administer.

For example, dentists may administer flu shots to patients 18 years old or older who have a prescription or standing order from a licensed physician. And pharmacists may administer vaccinations and immunizations to persons age 14 or older, and provide patients ages 10 through 13 with flu and Tdap shots if those patients have a prescription or standing order from a licensed physician.

The categories in the resource include dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, physician assistants, podiatrists and registered nurses.

Questions? Please call 800-782-4767 ext. 3004 or send an email.


This ISMS medical legal guideline is password protected.

If you need to request a username and password, contact online support at 888-476-7776 or onlinehelp@isms.org between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. After-hours requests are answered promptly the next business day. You may also register online or retrieve your username or password



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