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

Pharmacist  ·  April 11, 2016

I believe expanding our scope of practice in the manner described is a step in the right direction but I would have liked to see some medication administration added as well (eg Prolia, B12, Humira). In my current practice, I inject via medical directives and direct orders both vaccines and medications via injection and the benefits to adherence are definitely enhanced in both cases with my doing so. I fully support the College in this first step and OPA on the reimbursement side of it. As to students and interns, with the same injection training as part of their current curriculum, it is logical to allow them to practice this skill during their on site training as it is all the other skills they are developing towards licensure.

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