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

Pharmacist  ·  May 25, 2016

Our very small town does an excellent job in healthcare. We have a local doctors office with walk in clinic days every week. We have a nurse there that administers immunizations. The access our patients have to the clinic is amazing and should our patients require any vaccines they would be readily available to them. I do not feel that we need to take work away from dedicated nurses and doctors offices who are better able to deal with medical emergencies with a physician on staff versus a dispensary without the physical capabilities of dealing with an emergency nor room to house vaccine recipients who are waiting post vaccination for the OK to leave. In general the vaccines are not needed on a stat basis and the patients could wait for an appointment to receive them. As well we have a health unit close by that also deals in vaccines. They are a wonderful asset to our healthcare team.

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