Immunization Information

Pharmacists and pharmacy or graduate interns may obtain from the Board, certification to administer immunizations, vaccines, and, in an emergency, epinephrine and diphenhydramine to an eligible adult patient or eligible minor patient. You must have a current Arizona pharmacist or intern license to obtain certification. 

Please note: Interns are not to give immunizations unless under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist who also holds a valid immunization certificate.

If you have any questions about immunization, please email Hannah Boltz.

New Applicants

  • a completed application
  • proof of completion of a training program specified in A.A.C. R4-23-411
  • a current certificate in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Renewal Applicants

  • completed as part of your pharmacist license renewal every 2 years
  • 2 hours of ACPE-approved immunization related CE
  • a current certificate in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Below are some of the more common statutes & rules associated with immunization.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Board office.

Statutes Description
 A.R.S. § 32-1974 Pharmacists; administration of immunizations, vaccines and emergency medications; certification; reporting requirements; advisory committee; definitions
Rules  
A.A.C. R4-23-411 Pharmacist-administered or Pharmacy or Graduate Intern-administered Immunizations

 

  0 - 2 years of age 3 - 5 years of age 6 - 12 years of age 13 - 17 years of age 18 years of age +
WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION   Influenza

Influenza

Booster Dose - Primary


Adolescent Series *

Recommended by CDC for Minors Recommended by CDC for Adults / Travelers

Excludes any listed in
R9-6-1301
PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED   No pharmacist / intern administered immunizations approved for this age group except for Influenza as noted above Any not listed above, per CDC immunization schedule, including 1st Dose Primary Adolescent Series * Any not included in CDC immunization schedule Any not included in CDC immunization schedule

Any on R9-6-1301 list

Japanese Encephalitis

Yellow Fever

Typhoid

Rabies

Cholera
           
    = No Immunization Approved for Pharmacist / Intern Administration
    * Primary adolescent series: ages 11 - 12 as defined in A.R.S. § 32-1974
    CDC immunization schedules