Our advice summarises the legal mechanisms available, gives a priority order for the options, and advises on application to different professional groups.

Available legal mechanisms: read first

A summary of the different legal mechanisms available, a priority order for the options, and advice on their application to different professional groups.

Advice for each professional group

Advice for allied healthcare professionals on giving COVID-19 vaccines legally

Change history
  1. · Reference to Regulation 174 product removed.
  2. · The current content is still accurate.
  3. · Minor update regarding prescribing of licensed product by independent prescribers.
  4. · Minor clarification highlighting Regulation 174 authorised product cannot be prescribed by certain independent prescribers.
  5. · Published

Advice for dental professionals on giving COVID-19 vaccines legally

Change history
  1. · The current content is still accurate.
  2. · The current content is still accurate.
  3. · The current content is still accurate.
  4. · Link to NHS England advice about PSDs updated.
  5. · Advice for dentists writing a PSD updated.
    1. · Published

Advice for doctors and physician associates on giving COVID-19 vaccines legally

Change history
  1. · The current content is still accurate.
  2. · The current content is still accurate.
  3. · The current content is still accurate.
  4. · Published

Advice for nursing and midwifery professionals on giving COVID-19 vaccines legally

Change history
  1. · The current content is still accurate.
  2. · The current content is still accurate.
  3. · The current content is still accurate.
  4. · Midwife registered with NMC annotated as Nurse Independent Prescriber added.
  5. · Published

Advice for optical professionals on giving COVID-19 vaccines legally

Change history
  1. · Reference to Regulation 174 product removed.
  2. · The current content is still accurate.
  3. · Minor update regarding prescribing of licensed product by independent prescribers.
  4. · Minor clarification highlighting Regulation 174 authorised product cannot be prescribed by optometrist independent prescribers.
  5. · Published

Advice for osteopaths and chiropractors on giving COVID-19 vaccines legally

Change history
  1. · The current content is still accurate.
  2. · The current content is still accurate.
  3. · The current content is still accurate.
  4. · Abbreviation of General Osteopathic Council amended
  5. · Chiropractor added. Relevant regulatory bodies added.
    1. · Published

Advice for pharmacy professionals on giving COVID-19 vaccines legally

Change history
  1. · The current content is still accurate.
  2. · Provisional registered pharmacist removed as no longer a category.
  3. · The current content is still accurate.
  4. · The current content is still accurate.
  5. · Published

Advice for programme volunteers on giving COVID-19 vaccines legally

Change history
  1. · The current content is still accurate.
  2. · The current content is still accurate.
  3. · The current content is still accurate.
  4. · Published