DPH Rescinds Emergency Flu Vaccine Orders of Fall 2009

Flu Advisory BoxMassachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach has rescinded the emergency order he issued in September 2009 to allow certain designated health care professionals—EMTs-paramedic level, pharmacists, and dentists—and medical and nursing students to administer seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccine.

He also rescinded the emergency order issued November 6, 2009 which allowed for certain compounding and dispensing of Tamiflu® by licensed pharmacies.

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