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

Pharmacy Technician  ·  April 2, 2016

I support the vaccination administration amendment for the following reasons: - No additional injection training beyond current injection training is required - The stability of refrigerated drugs are less likely to become compromised between leaving the controlled environment of the pharmacy and the time of administration. - a patient's condition is much less likely to change within the time the prescription is processed and the time of administration (eg. The patient may develop a flu with fever in the days leading up to their doctor's appointment and thus require additional assessment for appropriateness prior to injection) - preventing the pharmacist from writing a prescription still allows for the double assessment of the patient by a physician and pharmacist (best practice) - patients will have faster and more convenient access to vaccination, thus also reducing time restrictions on travel to affected regions Thank you.

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