Pharmacists empowered to administer vaccines in drive to vaccinate population

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Pharmacists are being empowered to administer vaccines after countries across the world were hit by a string of pandemics.

According to Health Insurance on Tuesday, November 8, French pharmacists can inoculate men and women in possession of a medical prescription with 14 different vaccines.

The move, the publication says: “marks an unprecedented ambition on the evolution of the role of the pharmacist within the health system.”

Designed to “improve vaccination coverage in France and facilitate the journey of the patient wishing to be vaccinated,” the change it is hoped will see more people take advantage of vaccinations to protect themselves and others from viruses.

Vaccination numbers have fallen considerably in recent times with misinformation and fears having a marked effect on programmes to inoculate the general population. It has also resulted in increases in diseases last seen decades ago in countries as diverse as the UK and France.

People who have a medical prescription will be able to get vaccinated for diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis, human papilloma virus, invasive pneumococcal disease, hepatitis A and B viruses, meningococci A, B, C, Y and W as well as rabies.

Pharmacists will have to undergo training by the Regional Health Agency to which they are attached before they will be licensed to administer vaccinations.

France is the first in Europe to empower pharmacists to administer vaccines, the question is whether others will follow as pressures increase on health systems across the continent.

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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

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    • Jessica

      08 November 2022 • 16:58

      Then lets hope that they can answer questions on what the vaccines contain and on possible side effects – unlike most pharmacists who have been caught on camera unable to answer these questions throughout the covid jab campaign

    • Lesley Shurlock

      13 November 2022 • 15:12

      Jessica is right. Pharmacists, of all people, should know the contents of every drug or medicine they administer, its properties, side effects, who might be allergic, contra-indications, etc.
      I have no problems with Pharmacists giving injections. I am simply bothered by the increase in availability of vaccinations. I fear that people will rush to have them without enough consideration.
      It is time the truth about the covid jab was told openly. It is not a vaccine and will not prevent catching or spreading covid. It is more harmful than covid. Evidence that it was never intended as a prevention for covid is strong. It is a bioweapon and was designed as such long before the covid outbreak. Covid itself was caused by a bioweapon made by altering the bat virus in a lab in Wuhan, funded by Fauci. The bat virus could not infect humans, so it was altered in the furin cleavage site, so it could infect humans and be very dangerous to them. This is called ‘gain of function’ and was stopped in the USA. Much evidence exists, start by listening to Dr David Martin.


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