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1721.0670 RESTRICTIONS ON SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN VACCINES.

A.

The following vaccines may be sold or distributed only to veterinarians, pharmacists, or companies that only sell to veterinarians:

(1)

rabies vaccine;

(2)

Brucella abortus vaccine;

(3)

Mycobacterium paratuberculosis vaccine; and

(4)

other vaccines determined by the board to be too dangerous for nonveterinarian use. A list of restricted vaccines is available through the Internet at http://mn.gov/bah or by calling the board office at 651-296-2942.

B.

The following vaccines may be sold only to veterinarians, or by written prescription to nonveterinarians:

(1)

anthrax vaccine;

(2)

modified live vaccines for any species of animal that is commonly maintained in the home of the owner whether or not the particular animal is so housed; and

(3)

other vaccines that are restricted by the board for use in a disease control program. A list of restricted vaccines is available through the Internet at http://mn.gov/bah or by calling the board office at 651-296-2942.

C.

A copy of each written prescription must be maintained on file by the issuing veterinarian for two years.

D.

No person, pharmacist, company, or corporation may sell or distribute in Minnesota vaccines of any disease of livestock unless the products are licensed by the USDA and are in the original unopened container of the manufacturer except with prior permission by the board. This item does not apply to autogenous biologics that are distributed in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations, title 9, part 113.113.

E.

With the exception of item D, this part does not apply to vaccines sold exclusively for use in poultry; provided, the board shall impose restrictions on the sale, distribution, and use of poultry vaccines if considered necessary to protect the health of livestock and poultry in Minnesota.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 35.03

History:

37 SR 1396

Published Electronically:

April 4, 2013

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