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Regulation softened to help expand vaccination effort

Health care workers with inactive licenses can give COVID-19 vaccine


Last updated 2/2/2021 at 7:37pm

The Washington State Department of Health has freed up a regulatory obstacle to the vaccination effort.

The DOH, in partnership with our health profession boards and commissions, is allowing retired health care workers to administer COVID-19 shots, under certain circumstances, even if their licenses are expired or inactive. The goal is to ensure a robust workforce to help bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) authorization from Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah is here:


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