Should Pharmacists Be Allowed to Administer Childhood Vaccines?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently authorized state-licensed pharmacists and pharmacy interns acting under their supervision to order and administer vaccines to children aged 3 to 18 years during the COVID-19 pandemic. While HHS believes this action will increase access to vaccines and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable outbreaks, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) voiced its disapproval, stating that the safest place for a child to be vaccinated is in their pediatrician’s office.
HHS recently authorized pharmacists to administer childhood vaccines. Many believe this action will increase access to vaccines, but the AAP disapproves. Are you for or against allowing pharmacists to give childhood vaccines?
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