Vaccines pack a powerful punch. They save lives and lots and lots of sickness. All across the country, states are getting smart and expanding access to vaccines. Specifically, states are now allowing trusted local pharmacists to administer more and more vaccines.
We want that progress to continue because we, you know, don't like people dying or getting diseases. It's pretty simple. And plus, everyone loves their pharmacist. It just makes sense.
Keep reading or click on your state to learn more.
And then, for goodness sake, add your name as a supporter of vaccine access.
Vaccines are one of the TOP 10 public health achievements of the 20th Century, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Vaccines, including those administered by your local pharmacist, assist in preventing 14,000,000 preventable diseases and 33,000 deaths.
If more people got vaccines, we could save 50,000 more adults and 300 more children from diseases, complications, or death.
More good news: More and more states are expanding access to vaccines.
Vaccines at local pharmacies are convenient, easy, and accessible, especially for people living in rural areas.
What are you waiting for? Sign up to show your support for expanding access to vaccines in your state.
Pharmacists are trained and trusted professionals with easy access to the public on a 24/7 basis in convenient and numerous locations.
Pharmacists are the face of neighborhood healthcare and play a critical role in the healthcare delivery system.
As a first-line resource, pharmacists are in a pivotal position to increase awareness about the importance of vaccinations and identify those patients who may benefit from specific vaccinations.
As many independent pharmacists have close relationships with their patients, they are better able to increase awareness about the availability and importance of vaccinations so that patients can make informed decisions to protect themselves and their family members.
Pharmacists are highly-qualified, trusted health professionals who undergo extensive training and years of rigorous education to serve their patients. A Pharm (D) degree, the degree most commonly offered by universities to those looking to become a pharmacist, takes anywhere between 4 and 6 years to obtain, after initial coursework is complete. Many pharmacists choose to complete a 5-year Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy before pursuing their Pharm (D), giving some a decade of specialized higher-education and practical experience before providing care to patients at a local pharmacy.
A pharmacist's education covers a myriad of health specializations, including in-depth training on the delivery of drugs in various dosages and forms, complementary therapies, treatment adherence and disease prevention, drug interactions, extensive treatment guideline instruction and other specialized training.
Today’s complex medicines can do a great deal of good, but also have the potential to do great harm if taken incorrectly. Pharmacists are on the front line every day, helping people improve their health and have more than proven their ability to safely and conveniently administer a variety of vaccinations.
We need your influence.
Local politicians are considering legislation right now that will make or break our efforts.
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So, what do you say, do you support expanding access to vaccines?
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