West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 15 - Pharmacy
15-12 - Immunizations Administered by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Interns
§15-12-9 - Immunization Training Programs.

§15-12-9. Immunization Training Programs.

9.1. The Board shall approve a course or program in immunization administration for that course to be used to meet the qualification requirement of section 4.1.b. In order to be approved by the Board, the course or program, at a minimum, shall include practical training and instruction on the following:

9.1.a. basic immunology, including the human immune response;

9.1.b. adverse reactions, contraindications, warnings and precautions;

9.1.c. response to emergency situations, including administration of epinephrine and diphenhydramine;

9.1.d. storage and handling requirements;

9.1.e. recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including screening and informed consent documentation;

9.1.f. proper environment for administration and observation;

9.1.g. legal and regulatory issues, including, but not limited to, state law and regulations, OSHA compliance, biohazard control, and such other relevant and applicable standards; and

9.1.h. policies and procedures for establishing and implementing appropriate immunization treatment guidelines.

9.2. A course approved by the Board shall include a minimum of fifteen hours of didactic and practical based components of instruction and training, including self study and live instruction. The live instruction shall be a minimum of six hours, and shall include documented and supervised instruction on physical administration of vaccinations.

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