U.S Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act Secretly Amended to Allow Pharmacists to Vaccinate Children Ages 3-18 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

U.S Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act Secretly Amended to Allow Pharmacists to Vaccinate Children Ages 3-18

While our nation was busy spending a considerable amount of time discussing racial inequalities (as we should) or whether or not public schools and colleges were going to open or start online, or debating the upcoming national political conventions, our federal government, specifically, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued his 3rd amendment to The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP).

The Act was first enacted this year by a declaration from the Secretary of HHS on March 10, 2020.

The 3rd amendment, issued on August 24th, 2020, allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children ages 3-18. Many states had previously established restrictions on who could administer childhood vaccinations.

I must admit that this announcement slipped past me last week. I was alerted to it when talking with a parent advocate one evening. I could not believe it and thought it must be just for a specific state.

Later, I searched the internet to find a few articles dated August 19th, 20th and 21st. The Federal Register listed the action on Monday, August 24, 2020. [1]

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