Despite concerns among PCPs, pharmacists have an ‘important role’ in vaccination

In a recent survey, most primary care physicians said it is helpful to have pharmacists administer vaccines to adults.

However, the survey also revealed concerns, including a lack of communication between PCPs and pharmacists, according to Christine Ellis MacBrayne, PharmD, MSCS, BCIDP, an infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship clinical pharmacist at Children's Hospital Colorado, and colleagues.

Writing in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, the researchers noted that pharmacists in all 50 states have been permitted to vaccinate adults since 2009.

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