Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pharmacist authorized to give injections

From the Williams Lake (BC) Tribune:
Georgina Chipman is the first pharmacist in Williams Lake authorized to give vaccine injections.

“I’m the only one so far,” says Chipman , a part-time pharmacist at Shoppers Drug Mart, who took part in a program put on by the B.C. Pharmacy Association and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

She says the course is brand-new, as it started in the summer for pharmacists to become authorized through the B.C. College of Pharmacists to give vaccine injections.

Chipman took the program this fall due to the H1N1 pandemic.

“They were trying to train more health professionals to be available to give injections, specifically for the flu shots,” she says, noting that she can give other vaccines as well. ...more

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