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

Pharmacist  ·  May 9, 2016

I believe pharmacists should provide more immunizations. I already do this in my practice through direct-orders from various local physicians. Both patients and physicians have welcomed this service, for the most part. We have already easily incorporated it into our work flow. We also commonly do human papillomavirus and B12 injections, so it would be good to add those to the list as well. I would like to see guidelines for pharmacist providing methotrexate injections, as we get this requested from patients a lot (direct-order).

As for students providing immunizations, I think this would have been very beneficial to my training. See article recently released in CPJ in regards to this, http://cph.sagepub.com/content/149/3/153.full.pdf?ijkey=zDWvOfra0iudlxA&keytype=finite

Church D, Johnson S, Raman-Wilms L, Schneider E, Waite N, Pearson-Sharpe J. A literature review of the impact of pharmacy students in immunization initiatives. Can Pharm J. 2016;149(3):153–65.

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