Vaccines are one of the most significant medical breakthroughs. In some nations, pharmacists are authorized to deliver vaccines directly in pharmacies, resulting in an increase in immunization rates and a significant increase in population consensus. The major goal was to gauge pharmacy consumers’ reactions to the plan to allow pharmacists to give vaccinations. The establishment of a vaccination pharmacist was supported by 85 percent of respondents. The findings suggest that respondents with an elderly-dependent family had more favorable opinions toward the implementation of this service. Furthermore, there is a larger likelihood of good sentiments about the installation of the vaccinating pharmacist among people who have positive attitudes toward vaccinations. Furthermore, just 8% of interviewees regard the pharmacist as a source of information on vaccinations. The statistics show that pharmacists have received overwhelmingly positive responses on the topic of being authorized to give vaccinations. However, this service may face challenges such as financial difficulties and criticism from other health experts. 

Data were collected at eight pharmacies in the northwest of Piedmont using face-to-face interviews and questionnaires. Descriptive statistics were used. The proportions and average values were compared using the 2 and t-tests. The Prevalence Ratio was employed as an indication for the relationships (PR). A modified Poisson regression with robust standard errors was used to compute the PR. The level of significance was set at 0.05, and the confidence interval was set at 95%.

 

Reference: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21645515.2019.1581540