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

Pharmacist  ·  April 21, 2016

Travel medicine is a specialty and requires designated professionals to be knowledgeable enough about Purpose of injection, Necessity of the vaccine, Required number of injections in a series, Dealing with missed or late doses, Severity of side effects (Especially from live vaccines), Contraindications to each vaccine, Documentation (Yellow Fever Certificate), Follow up with prescribing physician etc. There is too much room for errors to occur when the person prescribing these vaccines is not working closely with the person administering he vaccines to ensure the patients best interests are met.

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