HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf has approved a temporary waiver allowing pharmacists licensed by the Department of State to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines without a physician’s order when vaccines are available to the public. Adding pharmacists to the professionals administering COVID-19 vaccines expands options for Pennsylvanians to be immunized once the vaccine is widely available.  PA pharmacists who meet certain training and other requirements can obtain authorization to administer injectable medications, biologicals, and immunizations. If a pharmacist has that authorization, they can administer any immunization, including COVID-19 immunizations, to persons 18 years of age or older. The waiver applies solely to COVID-19 vaccines for the duration of the Governor’s Disaster Emergency Declaration plus 90 days.