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

Pharmacist  ·  April 28, 2016

This extended scope of pharmacy, in theory is a valuable progression for our standards of practice. However, retail giants have taken the care out of our practice, thereby increasing our pressure as a pharmacist. This addition, will become a money grabbing thing for the corporate world. I do not think this is a great idea, considering we are constantly expected to do more, with very little return financially and health based. If this change were to come about, i think travel vaccines should be exempted, and should be solely the responsibility of a travel clinic. They are a speciality clinic for this reason.
Also, if this is truly a patient care incentive, then maybe Ontario should look into giving pharmacist prescribing rights on certain antibiotics. That is a lot more beneficial for our patients, than getting a yearly vaccine done for their convenience.

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