Exploring consumers' perspective of community pharmacists delivering COVID-19 vaccinations: an Australian pilot study

Tien Ngoc Thi Bui, Jack Luke Janetzki, Wern Chern Chai, Vijayaprakash Suppiah

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Abstract

Objectives: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian community pharmacists delivered a wide range of professional services, including COVID-19 vaccinations. The aim of this study was to understand the reasons for and attitudes of consumers receiving COVID-19 vaccinations from community pharmacists. Methods: A nationwide anonymous online survey recruited consumers above the age of 18 years who had received their COVID-19 vaccinations at community pharmacies between September 2021 and April 2022. Key findings: COVID-19 vaccinations at community pharmacies were positively received by consumers due to their convenience and accessibility. Conclusions: Future health strategies should utilise the highly trained workforce of community pharmacists for wider public outreach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Jun 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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