The Role of the Pharmacist in Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy

Yvette C. Terrie, BS Pharm, RPh


US Pharmacist. 2021;46(4):28-31. 

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Vaccinations are critical to protecting patients from developing and dying from vaccine-preventable diseases. In order to be successful, a team effort is required of all healthcare professionals to boost rates of vaccination. Although vaccination is still a patient's choice, pharmacists can be instrumental in providing patients with pertinent clinical information to help them make informed choices regarding immunizations, discussing their benefits as well as their risks. Pharmacists are also in a unique position to identify those patients who are in target groups for certain vaccinations and can make recommendations accordingly.