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

Pharmacist  ·  April 1, 2016

I feel this is an excellent proposal and it will positively benefit the health of the public. As shown by the wide spread success of the influenza program, allowing pharmacists to inject other vaccinations will greatly improve vaccination rates, which have been on the decline recently. Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to educate patients and my personal experience has shown that we are trusted often more than doctors around vaccinations/medications. One major issue will be coverage of payment around these vaccinations, should the government be willing to cover the costs of them I can see this being a very successful endeavor and one that will bring a large amount of cost-savings to the public health system in the long term.

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