MADISON, WI – Today State Rep. Dave Armstrong (R-Rice Lake) joined his Assembly colleagues in voting to approve Assembly Bills 4 and 5, two proposals intended to improve and expedite the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to Wisconsin residents.
“Assembly Bill 4 expands the pool of people who are able to administer vaccines,” Representative Armstrong explained. “It allows pharmacy technicians to administer vaccines if they receive two hours of training and are supervised by a pharmacist. Assembly Bill 4 also allows pharmacy students who have completed two years of pharmacy school to administer vaccines under the supervision of any healthcare provider who is authorized to administer vaccines.
“Assembly Bill 5 includes several provisions that would speed up the COVID-19 vaccination process,” Representative Armstrong continued. “For example, it requires the Department of Health Services to include individuals age 60 or older in the highest level of priority. The bill also requires DHS to develop a plan to begin vaccinating the general public by March 15 at the latest.”
Assembly Bills 4 and 5 will now go the Senate for further consideration.