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

Pharmacy Technician  ·  April 2, 2016

I do not believe that pharmacists should be giving anything other than a flu shot. They are not trained in emergency medicine in case someone has a reaction. At least in a doctors office they know what to do and so do the nurses. Pharmacist and Technicians should not be placed in this situation. Community pharmacies are cutting back technician hours. Where are they supposed to find the time? It is already hectic and understaffed during flu shot season. Even if you mandated that they must have desognated Technician hours I would personally not feel safe going to a Pharmacist for anything other than a flu shot. That is why we have Health Units and trained medical personnel.

Sorry I believe this is a terrible idea.

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