Vaccination Programs: Standing Orders
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends standing orders for vaccinations to increase vaccination rates among adults and children; when used alone or with additional interventions; and across a range of settings and populations. Standing orders authorize nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare personnel where allowed by state law, to assess a client's immunization status and administer vaccinations according to a protocol approved by an institution, physician, or other authorized provider. The protocol enables assessment and vaccination without the need for examination or direct order from the attending provider at the time of the interaction.