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Administeringthe influenzavaccineI have recently received a job offer to work in a community clinicadministering influenza vaccines and other vaccinations. Whatshould I consider before accepting this position?Here’s what you need to consider when informing your decision to acceptthis role:AUTHORITYAdministering influenza and other vaccines involves the controlled act ofadministering a substance by injection. Though this controlled act isauthorized to all nurses, RNs and RPNs require anauthorizing mechanism,such as an order or directive, to perform it.
RNs and RPNs can only accept an authorizing mechanism for a controlled actfrom a physician, dentist, chiropodist, midwife or a NP. For informationrelated to the COVID-19 vaccine, please see ourCOVID-19 webpage.Consider who will provide you with an order or directive to perform thecontrolled act.COMPETENCETheMedicationpractice standard states that nurses must ensure they have
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