Law Expands Immunizations Given by Pharmacists [in Indiana]


By: Pritchard, Emily


Indiana has expanded a law to allow pharmacists to administer several more vaccinations. The change, which goes into effect July 1, permits pharmacists to give vaccinations against pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and human papillomavirus. According to Pharmacist Thomas Miller, “Indiana’s immunization rates were so much lower for adults than the rest of the country and so to get more access to immunization, make the community healthier. It’s an issue of access to get the community healthier in general. Pharmacists are always available pretty much without an appointment any time of the day.”

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