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J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2019 Aug 9. pii: S1544-3191(19)30335-8. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2019.07.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Facilitating pandemic influenza vaccination implementation in grocery store chain community pharmacies.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this study was to determine strategies to implement influenza pandemic vaccinations effectively at grocery store chain community pharmacies.

METHODS:

Clinical pharmacy coordinators and pharmacy managers representing 3 grocery store chain community pharmacies across Pennsylvania were identified for participation in semistructured telephone interviews. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed. Transcripts were independently coded by 2 investigators and coding discrepancies were resolved. A thematic analysis was conducted, and supporting quotes were selected for each theme.

RESULTS:

Twelve pharmacists participated in the interviews, which were conducted from September 2016 to November 2017. Five key themes were identified: (1) mobilize pharmacy staff members to specific locations to prepare for a high volume of vaccinations; (2) implement vaccination clinics during high-volume scenarios; (3) utilize nonpharmacy spaces to increase vaccination capabilities; (4) determine vaccine distribution by highest risk populations that each pharmacy serves; and (5) conduct training customized to the pharmacy chain that supplements national pandemic influenza training.

CONCLUSION:

Grocery store chain community pharmacies are desirable sites for pandemic vaccination because of a variety of factors, such as space and staffing flexibility. Developing a pandemic vaccination plan will enable community pharmacists to contribute more effectively during influenza pandemics.

PMID:
31405807
DOI:
10.1016/j.japh.2019.07.001

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