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Vaccine. 2004 Feb 25;22(8):1001-6.

The role of pharmacists in the delivery of influenza vaccinations.

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Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, Box 250192, Charleston, SC 29425-0192, USA. steyerte@musc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether influenza vaccine rates have increased in states where pharmacists can give vaccines.

METHODS:

Secondary analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) from the years 1995 and 1999. Information regarding legislation allowing pharmacists to administer vaccines was obtained from the American Pharmaceutical Association.

RESULTS:

Individuals aged 65 years and older who lived in states where pharmacists could provide vaccines had significantly higher (P < 0.01) influenza vaccine rates than individuals of this age who resided in states where pharmacists could not provide vaccines.

CONCLUSIONS:

Allowing pharmacists to provide vaccinations is associated with higher influenza vaccination rates for individuals aged 65 years and older.

PMID:
15161077
DOI:
10.1016/j.vaccine.2003.08.045
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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