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

Pharmacist  ·  May 14, 2016

I am all for administering the more common vaccinations (I.e. those covered by OHIP). Also, any prescription for a vaccine filled at a pharmacy (Gardasil, Zostavax, Twinrix, etc) should be administered by pharmacists- what's the point of filling your prescription but having to return to the doctor's office to get it injected? Not only would that be inconvenient, but the integrity of the vaccine would be jeopardized as well due to temperature restrictions. For now, we should postpone pharmacist vaccine prescribing until appropriate auditing and oversight are implemented. Students and interns should be allowed to administer injections but only according to their comfort level and under direct personal supervision of the preceptor.

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