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

Pharmacist  ·  April 1, 2016

This is an excellent public health initiative but why is this a limited list? For example, The Tdap (tetanus/whooping cough/diptheria) boosters are missing from here and are key adult vaccines, especially with recent outbreaks of whooping cough. Adults often need the Tdap booster after a self-limiting injury (tetanus) or when they will be around a new baby (grandparents/whooping cough). Pharmacists could boost these rates and raise awareness.

Also, it is great to see students included as they are trained and certified in school but cannot practice their skills until after they are licensed. If anything, this delay weakens their skills.

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