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

Public  ·  April 23, 2016

Having pharmacists able to administer routine vaccinations as per the provincial vaccination schedule will increase accessibility to the public and improve patient care in many instances. Nevertheless, this does not apply to travel-related vaccinations which require a great deal of knowledge and training to know which vaccines are indicated with regard to the health and vaccination history, the itinerary and the nature of the trip. In order to protect the public, travel vaccines and antimalarial drugs need to be prescribed by a physician.

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