American Pharmacists Association (APhA). (2020). APhA Coronavirus Watch: APhA and Other Pharmacy Groups Call for Expanded Pharmacist Services Amid COVID-19 Pandemic*.
Among the recommended measures, pharmacy organizations urge the COVID-19 Task Force and appropriate agencies to authorize pharmacists to order, collect specimens, conduct, and interpret tests for various infectious diseases, including COVID-19, influenza, and strep. This act would include expanding state pharmacists’ authority to administer all FDA-approved vaccines, including the forthcoming novel vaccine for COVID-19. Further information concerning the virus and pharmacists is available here: https://www.pharmacist.com/coronavirus.