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

Pharmacist  ·  May 26, 2016

I am reading the new proposals with interest. At my current place of practice, we administer flu vaccines, both in a clinic format & on demand. We also have nursing staff in the building that administer other vaccines as well as flu vaccine.

I have discussed this with some of the nursing staff, and we share some concerns about vaccination records. We both agree that we need a better registry for vaccines - perhaps through public health. We have found omisssions and duplications occur when patients have vaccines administered at multiple sites - e.g. doctor's office, pharmacy, travel clinic etc.

We pharmacists, as clinicians and health professionals, should have access to a patient's vaccination record (as well as other important health information !!) to be able to proceed safely and accurately.

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