Pharmacists can now inject mandatory vaccines

The list of vaccination acts that pharmacists can perform has been extended since Monday, November 7.

Since Monday, pharmacists have had the green light to inject a new series of vaccines. But they are not the only ones, since midwives and liberal nurses are also concerned.

It is a question of ticking three boxes: simplifying the course of care, perfecting vaccination coverage, and reducing the workload of general practitioners.

Which vaccines are concerned?

The National Order of Pharmacists specifies that this list of products (mandatory or not) concerns the flu, Covid-19, “diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis, human papillomaviruses, invasive pneumococcal infections, hepatitis A and B viruses, meningococci of serogroups A, B, C, Y and W and rabies”.

Until now, only vaccine injections related to seasonal flu and Covid-19 were their responsibility.

Vaccination for patients over 16 years old

If adults have of course the possibility of being vaccinated in pharmacies with the vaccines that we have just mentioned, with regard to minors, only those over 16 can go to pharmacies for the vaccines recommended in the vaccination schedule. in force.

On the side of the prescription, no change, it is always the attending physician who can prescribe the vaccination. But the pharmacist could soon be authorized to do so, as provided for in the Social Security Financing Bill (PLFSS) for 2023 and for certain vaccines.

Pharmacists to be trained

On the other hand, not all pharmacies can yet administer all these vaccines. The health professional must be trained and declared to the Regional Health Agency to be able to do so.

The measure is accompanied by the creation of a fee for the administration of serums. As for the flu, the vaccination act will be charged 7.50 euros. Either way, patients have everything to gain, if only in precious time.

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