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Pharmacy Protocols

Oregon Pharmacy Protocols for Immunization

Note to pharmacists:
The following Pharmacy Protocols for Immunization are reviewed yearly. Generally, updates are made as new recommendations are published by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

An interim protocol is published when clinical guidance is needed but the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations haven’t yet been published in the MMWR. The interim protocol will be replaced with a final protocol once the recommendations are published.


Please read through all the protocols carefully. If you decide to change any part of them, your changes must be submitted in writing to Jeanine Whitney and approved by the OHA Immunization Program.

If you have any questions about these revised protocols, please call Jeanine Whitney at (971) 227-0023.

Please read the Disclaimer.

NOTE: These are PDF files that require Adobe Reader software to be read and printed.

Vaccine/biologic  Date of Last Revision
Guidelines for managing adverse events July 2018
Adverse Events E-kit Checklist and Report Form July 2018
Cholera Oct 2018 New!!
Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids July 2018
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) July 2018
Hepatitis A &Twinrix Aug 2018
Hepatitis B
Pediatric Formulation
Adult Formulation

Oct 2018 New!!
Oct 2018 New!!
Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV 9) July 2018
Influenza (IIV 2018-19) Oct 2018 New!!
Influenza (LAIV 2018-19) July 2018
Japanese Encephalitis  July 2018
Meningococcal A, C, W, Y Oct 2018 New!!
MMR/MMRV Oct 2018 New!!
Mumps - Outbreak Only July 2018
Pneumococcal Vaccines July 2018
Polio Sep 2018
Polio for Travelers July 2018
Rabies (inactivated) July 2018
Shingrix July 2018
Typhoid July 2018
Varicella-containing vaccines July 2018
Yellow fever  July 2018
Sites for Administration of Vaccine Oct 2018 New!!
Vaccine Misadministration Guidelines July 2018
Table of Contents Oct 2018 New!!
Multiple Signature Page July 2018


Regarding Yellow Fever

Certified immunizing pharmacists in the state of Oregon are now eligible to apply for the Uniform Stamp and Yellow Fever Center Agreement. Get more information: Administering Yellow Fever and other travel vaccines.

Regarding Zostavax® and Adults age 50 and older

Update based upon the August 22, 2014 MMWR

On August 22, 2014 ACIP made the following determinations:

  1. Not to recommend Zostavax for persons <60 years of age.
  2. The burden of herpes zoster increases with age, especially after age 60.
  3. Adults receiving herpes zoster vaccine before age 60 years might not be protected when the risks for herpes zoster and its complications are the highest.
  4. Vaccination at age 60 years would prevent the most shingles cases (26,147 per 1 million persons).
  5. The protection of herpes zoster vaccine wanes within the first 5 years after vaccination.
  6. Booster doses have not been studied.
  7. The CDC is actively monitoring data on duration of vaccine protection in adults vaccinated at age =60 years. As additional data become available, ACIP will reevaluate the optimal age for vaccination and the need for revaccination.
  8. Zostavax is covered by some Medicare Part D policies for patients =65 years of age. Oregon Medicaid covers zoster vaccine for those age 60 an

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