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I was asked to volunteer at a local Covid vaccine distribution event as a provider to either administer the vaccine or monitor patients after receiving the vaccine. Does anyone have any experience regarding liability while doing this? It would be through the local health department, not the company that I work for. 

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5 hours ago, Cideous said:

I was turned down for Covid testing a while back.  They cited our "supervision requirements" as assistants.

I saw a notice in the local area where they were soliciting nursing students to help. Not licensed RNs, students. And a PA with years of experience can't. Strange world. 🤦‍♂️

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https://www.gov.ca.gov/2021/01/27/governor-newsom-signs-executive-order-to-help-bolster-states-vaccination-efforts-1-27-21/
 

Looks like this would cover it, although PAs conveniently not directly listed in the actual document linked at the bottom, unlike some others...  🙄 

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I have tried to volunteer with vaccine administration only to be told that PA's can not participate due to supervision issues.    I have worked in FP/ER/Cardiology and Pediatrics over the course of 22 years.  I give vaccines in clinic all day for well child checks, etc.     So, essentially due to our antiquated laws, I still need to be "supervised" while my pharmacy friends - that have never laid hands on a patient EVER - are getting paid to give vaccines today.   I am so beyond disgusted right now

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2 hours ago, bobuddy said:

I have tried to volunteer with vaccine administration only to be told that PA's can not participate due to supervision issues.    I have worked in FP/ER/Cardiology and Pediatrics over the course of 22 years.  I give vaccines in clinic all day for well child checks, etc.     So, essentially due to our antiquated laws, I still need to be "supervised" while my pharmacy friends - that have never laid hands on a patient EVER - are getting paid to give vaccines today.   I am so beyond disgusted right now

LOL welcome to being an Assistant.....You listening AAPA!?

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