Report Shows Increase in Pharmacy-Based Vaccinations in U.S. Across Multiple Vaccines

A recent report shows a marked increase nationwide in people getting vaccines against life-threatening diseases at pharmacies compared to physician practices over the past two years—regardless of location, gender, or income.

Produced independently by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science in partnership with the Global Healthy Living Foundation, this report demonstrates that pharmacies are increasingly becoming the go-to source for vaccines beyond COVID and flu. Net immunization rates improve when pharmacists are authorized to vaccinate, complimenting the efforts of physicians. However, despite this sunny outlook and the implications for reducing healthcare disparities, there is danger that gains could be lost. Why? Robert Popovian, PharmD, MS, Chief Science Policy Officer of Global Healthy Living Foundation spoke with DocWire News spoke about the findings, and to answer the aforementioned question.