The U.S. has issued guidance that authorizes pharmacy technicians to administer Covid-19 vaccines under pharmacist supervision in a boost to CVS Health, Walgreens and other drugstores across the U.S.
Kind of surprised no one has started a thread on this yet. Man, what would us simpleton citizens do without our super hero government to casually fly to our rescue and save us just in the nick of time (sarcasm overload)?
Just curious on what other RPhs thoughts and opinions are on this one...I'm under the impression this is just another step for corporate fat cats to cut more RPh in place of cheaper government authorized labor. We did just fine this season with surge flu vaccinator hours dedicated to stores handling the shear volume...those corporate fat cats got to squeeze every penny and lobby the government to undercut RPh and "save" everyone.
I'm frankly terrified at the thought of barely trained/corporate half-ass training that is technicians vaccinating all walks of life...and us RPhs being thrown under the bus/being accountable/liable for their short comings. The level of scope and oversight of an RPh in a retail setting is getting absurd for those of us now doing covid-19 testing already (no minute clinic, no nurses)