MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill into law Friday that expands the groups of people able to administer vaccines in Wisconsin.
2021 Wisconsin Act 3 allows pharmacy technicians and students to administer COVID-19 vaccines under certain conditions.
"While we work to get shots in arms as soon as we have supply available, we also want to make sure we’re maximizing our capacity by expanding the number of people who can administer those doses once we have them," Evers said in a written statement. "Getting vaccine doses to folks across our state continues to be our top priority so we can recover and bounce back from this pandemic."
The conditions to be able administer the vaccine include:
- The person has completed at least two hours in a course of study and training, approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education or the board, in hands-on injection technique and the recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines;
- The person acts under the direct supervision of a pharmacist who has completed a course in study on topics relating to vaccination;
- The person holds a current certification in basic life support or cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and
- The person holds a certified pharmacy technician certification from either the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the National Healthcareer Association.