Immunization Administration Certification


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Initial Licensing Requirements, Process, Fees, Statutes and Administrative Rules for a Immunization Administration Certification.Pharmacist interns can find the new requirements on the Application PDF to the right. You will need to fill out a paper application.

The requirements are as follows and can be found in Section 465.189, F.S.

To become certified to administer immunizations and epinephrine, a PHARMACIST must meet the following requirements:

Requirements for Pharmacist Immunization Administration Certification.

  1. Must hold a Florida pharmacist license that is active and in good standing.
  2. Must successfully complete an immunization administration certification program of no fewer than 20 hours, approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy.
  3. Must enter into a protocol under a supervisory practitioner who is a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459, F.S. Each protocol must include particular terms and conditions imposed by the supervising physician upon the pharmacist relating to the administration of immunizations by the pharmacist. The written protocol shall include, at a minimum, specific categories and conditions among patients for whom the supervising physician authorizes the pharmacist to administer immunizations and epinephrine. The terms, scope, and conditions set forth in the written protocol between the pharmacist and the supervising physician must be appropriate to the pharmacist’s training and certification for immunization. Supervising physicians shall review the administration of immunizations by the pharmacists under such physician’s supervision pursuant to the written protocol, and this review shall take place as outlined in the written protocol. The process and schedule for the review shall be outlined in the written protocol between the pharmacist and the supervising physician.
  4. Must maintain at least $200,000 of professional liability insurance.
  5. Must obtain written permission from the pharmacy owner, if the applicant is to administer immunizations while acting as an employee of a pharmacy.
  6. Once certified, must report immunizations administered to the state registry of immunization information, Florida SHOTS. If a pharmacist is planning to administer immunizations outside a pharmacy practice setting, the pharmacist must register with Florida SHOTS as an individual. If a pharmacist is administering immunizations as an employee of a pharmacy, the pharmacy practice location (permittee) must designate one pharmacist certified to administer immunizations to register and be responsible for maintenance of the pharmacy’s Florida SHOTS account. Please check with your pharmacy’s Prescription Department Manager to determine who will submit this information for your pharmacy.

For information on how to batch upload this data, please visit the Florida SHOTS website.

Requirements for Registered Pharmacy Intern Immunization Administration Certification.

To become certified to administer immunizations and epinephrine, a REGISTERED PHARMACY INTERN must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must hold a pharmacy intern registration that is active and in good standing.
  2. Must successfully complete an immunization administration certification program of no fewer than 20 hours, approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy.
  3. Must be directly supervised by a licensed pharmacist whose license is clear and active and who is also certified to administer vaccines. The supervision must be on a ratio of one pharmacist to one intern.
  • Interns please be advised the Immunization Administration Certification will be added to your Registered Pharmacy Intern license and will not automatically transfer over to your Pharmacist license.
  • You will be required to submit a new Immunization Administration Certification application, fee, and all required supporting documentation in order to administer vaccines as a licensed pharmacist.

Within 7-14 days of receipt of your application and fees, the board office will notify you of the receipt of your application, any required documents, and your status. If your application is complete, you will be issued a license within 30 days. If your application is incomplete, you will be notified in writing of the missing documents required to complete your application.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health

Immunization Administration Certification Application Fee: $55.00

There is no fee required for Pharmacy Intern Immunization Administration Certification Applications.

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Florida Statutes

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 465: Pharmacy
Section 465.189: Administration of vaccines and epinephrine auto-injection.

Florida Administrative Code

Rule 64B16-26.1032: Influenza Immunization Administration Certification Application