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

Pharmacist  ·  April 1, 2016

I do not support the immunization amendments. There are already lots of responsibility that a pharmacist needs to handle. Some pharmacists are being overworked. Also, this is relatively new practice. Unless the pharmacist would get educated on the immunization for free and that all pharmacies have pharmacy technicians as staff instead of assistants, I would think this change would be too soon. Until it is mandatory for all pharmacy staff to be registered (meaning no longer have pharmacy assistant), I do not support this practice. Patients would have to wait either way, and the fact that there is more responsibility, this can increase the risk of errors. I believe it would be less stress for the physicians to provide injections than pharmacists, because physician see one patient at a time while pharmacist needs to multitask. I believe doctors should provide these injections and not pharmacists. What i suggest is to have a pharmacy that specialize in providing injections.

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