HHS Amendment PREP Act Declaration Increases Who Can Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a fifth amendment to the PREP Act Declaration (not to be confused with PrEP for HIV) under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to add additional categories of qualified persons authorized to prescribe, dispense, and administer COVID-19 vaccines. And in Pennsylvania, there is a document from October 2020 that actually delineates who can administer COVID-19 vaccines, including dental providers. However, there are protocols that need to be followed in order to do so.