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What's next for pharmacy vaccination centers?

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published June 9, 2023 08:37

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- Legal solutions are needed to secure the patient's ability to access free vaccination at the pharmacy," said President of the Supreme Pharmaceutical Chamber Elżbieta Piotrowska-Rutkowska during the June meeting of the Senate Health Committee. The pharmacists' self-government is asking what's next for flu vaccinations, COVID-19, and whether the volume of infectious diseases that can be vaccinated against at the pharmacy will be expanded.

According to data from the Supreme Pharmacy Chamber, more than 127,000 flu vaccinations were performed in pharmacies this season. Meanwhile, there are more than 2,000 pharmacy vaccination centers throughout Poland. According to the president of the NIA, however, there is no legal framework to ensure that patients continue to have access to free vaccinations in pharmacies.

- We do not know whether the established principle of free for the patient, that is, to perform the vaccination service at the pharmacy, will be maintai...

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