Flu Shot Clinic

  1. I have "worked" flu shots clinics and am interested in setting up my own. I have a local supplier for the vaccine. Apparantly, you reserve vaccine now

    I am sure I need a Dr's order for the vaccine etc...

    Has anyone ever done this before? Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

    night
    Last edit by nightingale on Apr 7, '04
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   nightingale
    I know there is some hidden talent here. Who can offer some input???

    night
  4. by   rck213
    It depends on what state you are in. I am in NY and there are specific rules written in the nurse practice act.
    I also did flu shot clinics for a home care company and they were required to give us a full day of inservice on policy/procedure, infection control etc before we could work for them.

    There has to be a standing order from a physician for both the immunization and for the treatment of anaphylaxis.
    In NY no one under 18 may be given the shots.

    Need to check your states rules and regulations.
  5. by   nightingale
    rck213, thank you for responding. Great suggestion. I will check our nurse practice act.

    I hope this does not sound like a silly question, but I am wondering if I could have a phsician wrote the order from another state?

    night
  6. by   rck213
    I worked for Maxim Healthcare and they provided the written doctors orders, but I am pretty sure the docs were in state. New York is very regulated, not sure how an order from an out of state doctor would work.

    Too many rules and regs and way too much paperwork for me, I did the clinic for one season only. I now work in a hospital based clinic and give the shots only to our patients.
  7. by   Guardian Angels
    Quote from nightngale1998
    I have "worked" flu shots clinics and am interested in setting up my own. I have a local supplier for the vaccine. Apparantly, you reserve vaccine now

    I am sure I need a Dr's order for the vaccine etc...

    Has anyone ever done this before? Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

    night


    What have you found out? I wrote to the PA depart of health and they were helpful, but still I am stuck.

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