Administration of Vaccines by Pharmacists in Ontario

Overview

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Food and Drug Regulatory LawThe Ontario College of Pharmacists has proposed amendments to the Pharmacy Act general regulation that would allow pharmacists to administer travel-related vaccines for certain diseases to patients five years of age or older, provided patients have a valid prescription for these vaccines.

In a separate but related proposed amendment, pharmacy students and interns would also be permitted to administer injections, including the travel-related vaccines and vaccines related to the Universal Influenza Immunization Program.

Comments on the consultation are due by May 30, 2016.

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