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Pharmacists Get Liability Shield to Give Vaccines to Children

Aug. 21, 2020, 12:57 AM

State-licensed pharmacists and pharmacy interns won’t be held liable for harms caused by administering vaccines to children under a regulatory change by the HHS.

The Department of Health and Human Services expanded the liability shield initially given to drug and device manufacturers working on ways to combat Covid-19. Pharmacists and pharmacy interns will now be protected from claims arising from the use of countermeasures for Covid-19 as well as other diseases or conditions that may have been caused by the virus, according to a notice filed Thursday in the Federal Register.

The HHS announced Wednesday that pharmacists will be allowed ...