HB 388 – Immunizing Pharmacists

HB 388 – Immunizing Pharmacists

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston), Rep. Josh Dobson (R-Avery), Rep. Carla Cunningham (R-Mecklenburg), Rep. Wayne Sasser (R-Stanly)

Bill Summary

This bill would allow immunizing pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to people 10 years and older. (Current law is age 14 and over.)

The bill also allows an immunizing pharmacist to administer a flu vaccine to a patient ages 6 and up if there is a specific prescription order initiated by a prescriber following the physical examination of the patient bu the prescriber.

The bill also allows pharmacists to prescribe the following vaccines:

  • Serogroup B meningococcal
  • HPV
  • Hepatitis A

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on March 19, 2019.

This bill has been referred to the following House Committees

  • Health – passed April 2, 2019
  • Rules
    • The bill was amended to include the NC Association of Pharmacists that will have individuals involved in the questionnaire and safety protocols for vaccinations.
    • Passed April 8, 2019

This bill passed in the House with a vote of 118-0 and will now move to the Senate.


This bill was referred to the following Senate Committees:

  • Health Care – passed on May 22, 2019
  • Rules – passed  May 23, 2019

This bill passed in the Senate with a vote of 48-0 and will now be sent to Governor Cooper.


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