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

Pharmacist  ·  April 1, 2016

As a pharmacist, I couldn't agree more to expanding the list of vaccines we can immunize. A lot of patients are asking why we cannot give them the vaccine which is dispensed at the pharmacy itself. Pharmacists have been trained to successfully administer vaccines and can further help reduce the burden on the health system and save time for patients and their families.

On the flip side, the reality of current community practice cannot be undermined. With labour hours cuts, lack of overlap, lack of breaks (my most days are 12 hour work days with no structured breaks), and insufficient space to administer these services, it makes it challenging to deliver these services.

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