Delivering a Comprehensive Pharmacy-Based Vaccines Program (OPA)
What You Need to Know to Prepare for the New Scope in Ontario!
The proposed amendments to the Pharmacy Act regulation would allow pharmacists to administer select vaccines for 13 diseases: Haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, Japanese encephalitis, meningitis, pneumococcal disease, rabies, tuberculosis, typhoid disease, varicella virus and yellow fever. The Delivering a Comprehensive Pharmacy-Based Vaccines Program is designed in an online format and has been developed to provide pharmacists with the knowledge to become a primary source for information and administration of vaccines. This program dedicates approximately 10-15 minutes per vaccine indicated for each of the above diseases as well as individual modules on how to implement a pharmacy-based immunization service and how to handle adverse events post immunization.
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