Strategies for Expanding Access to Immunizations:
How Pharmacists Can Improve Access to Immunizations in our Communities
Thursday, August 24, 2017 – 12:00 noon PT
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) endorse pharmacists as complementary vaccine providers, and recent policy changes enacted in California further support pharmacists as vaccinators. Many pharmacists now offer routinely recommended vaccines to children, adolescents, and adults. This can help to improve immunization access, and can be especially valuable in communities where primary and preventive care services are limited. An estimated 90% of Americans live within 5 miles of a pharmacy and many pharmacists offer extended hours and walk-in services. Some pharmacies have also developed programs to provide vaccinations at community and employer sites.
Please join us on the next CIC Education Hour to learn more about opportunities to improve immunization access through pharmacies and pharmacists