[Vaccination against COVID-19 in pharmacies in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Study conducted three months after the start of vaccination].Ann Pharm Fr. 2022 Jul; 80(4):486-493.AP
The development of vaccines against SARS-Cov-2 has enabled the deployment of vaccination, particularly through dispensing pharmacists, who are already authorised to administer influenza vaccines in France.
We surveyed pharmacists in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to assess the current status of SARS-Cov-19 vaccination in the region. A questionnaire was sent to them; the analysis was carried out jointly with the URPS-Pharmacists.
739 pharmacies took part in our survey, and gave us their impressions of the organisation of the anti-COVID-19 vaccination and the information to be transmitted to patients.
The commitment of pharmacists to the anti-COVID-19 vaccination testifies to the attachment of pharmacists to their patients, and their privileged place in prevention in France. The extension of their competences to the general vaccination of the population expects legitimacy from the decision-making authorities.