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

Pharmacist  ·  April 1, 2016

I think it's great the College is increasing the number of vaccine's pharmacist's are able to administer. I am all for this as long pharmacists will be adequately compensated for the increase in scope. However, being unable to prescribe something like a TwinRix is unfortunate. This will still involve the physician if a prescription is required. Perhaps having a small list of vaccines that can be prescribed (Zostavax, Gardasil, havrix and twinrix) vs. cannot prescribe. I would also expect some sort of course for the pharmacist to take in order to be appropriately qualified. I also feel only pharmacists and interns should have the ability to administer injections.

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