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

Pharmacist  ·  May 20, 2016

The legislation does not allow pharmacists to prescribe the vaccines - they would still be prescribed by a physician (hopefully a travel physician, although many family docs order these too without any additional training). The legislation only refers to the task of administration, which many travel docs delegate to nurses anyway after providing the order, so I don't see why it's an issue. You mentioned that some comments here suggest that pharmacists don't understand travel medicine and are doing this for business purposes. Your statement suggests you don't fully understand the legislation you are commenting on either.

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