Push for pharmacy students to train to give vaccinations criticised by AMA

 In Australia, NewZealand, Pharmacy
The Australian Medical Association has criticised a move for pharmacy students to train in administering vaccinations, saying it would raise major issues of patient safety.

It comes after the Western Australian Pharmacy Guild asked Curtin University to make vaccination training a part of its undergraduate pharmacy course.

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Chairman of the AMA WA Council of General Practice Dr Steven Wilson said if pharmacists want to administer vaccinations they should get a medical degree.

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"You need to then be able to perform all necessary, life-sustaining medical care, and you need to be set up to be able to do that properly," he said. ABC news – Read more…
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