Feedback for Proposed Changes to the Pharmacy Act (Administration of Vaccines by Pharmacists)

Pharmacist  ·  April 1, 2016

Having done my training out in BC back in 2013-2014, I saw that the pharmacists were administering ALL shots. Brought up the question, why isn't Ontario doing this? If we truly wanted to cut health care costs, then this an expense we can reduce from the doctors, and have the pharmacist administer for a smaller fee. I think it's a terrific idea. Why does a patient have to go and wait an hour for his/her appt just to get a shot? Why does a patient even have to make an appointment in the first place? It's just a vaccination. It's not a procedure, or surgery, it's just a vaccination. So please, the quicker you make this 'amendment', the better. I'm not sure why Ontario is 10 years behind than all the provinces. Come on people, let's actively make our health care better and more efficient. The budget will love it, the doctors would get more relief, the pharmacists will be somewhat satisifed there's another way to increase revenues, on top of all that, the 'public' that you so love to protect more than us, would be much more appreciative that they don't have to go through an MD to get their shots. Anyways, thank you for reading this! Cheers,

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