We are here to improve health through better access to vaccines.
“Each state imposes restrictions on pharmacists regarding the vaccines that they can administer. Many of these restrictions are excessive, despite the evidence that pharmacists can administer vaccines safely and effectively. Since pharmacists are an important provider for administering vaccines, these restrictions are, effectively, an access barrier in the delivery of vaccinations.”
Who benefits from more accessible vaccines?
- Access for patients with no or limited access to primary or routine medical care
- Protection for acutely and chronically ill patients
- Encouragement and access for those who wouldn’t otherwise get vaccinated
- Convenience for people who live far from or lack transportation to their physicians’ offices
- Access for people who cannot get vaccinations during their physicians’ or clinics’ business hours
- Documentation of vaccines into Immunization Information Systems (IIS)
- Improved management of patient care activities because physicians’ time is freed up to focus on patients’ complex and urgent medical issues
- Access for communities of need, especially low-income communities after low-income, underserved communities, or communities of color, where vaccination is less common or less accessible
- Fewer outbreaks across society, as a whole