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

Pharmacist  ·  April 1, 2016

As a pharmacist administering multiple immunizations (e.g. Zostavax, Gardasil, Twinrix, Havrix...) under direct medical orders, and the annual flu shot, I believe the proposed changes would be excellent to offer even better patient care. Many pharmacists have already receive the necessary training to administer injections, thus it only makes sense to use these skills to free up physician's valuable time. It is so much more convenient for patients to receive their injection at the pharmacy at a pre-determined time instead of having to return to the doctor's office at a later date for the administration. As for students and interns administering vaccines, I am more reserved as this could pose a liability issue should a mishap occur.

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