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PREP Act and COVID-19

On January 28, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a fifth amendment to the COVID-19 Declarations under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to add additional categories of qualified persons authorized to prescribe, dispense, and administer COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

Visit these link(s) for full explanation and guidance on criteria for the additional PREP Act categories. 

PREP Act COVID-19 fifth amendment details and requirements 

PREP Act COVID-19 declarations and amendments 

 

In accordance with the PREP Act, if you are prescribing, dispensing, or administering COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and meet the above categories, you do not need to be licensed in the state of North Carolina.

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Last Changed 24-Feb-2021

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