Comments on Draft National Adult Immunization Plan
Friday, March 20, 2015
Posted by: Michael Jackson
Five national pharmacy organizations submit joint comments on draft National Adult Immunization Plan
Comments highlight pharmacists’ contributions to increasing adult immunization rates
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association Executives (NASPA), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) submitted a joint letter to the US Health and Human Service’s National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) regarding the draft National Adult Immunization Plan. The organizations expressed their appreciation of NVPO’s continued work to promote vaccination, collaboration and communication among immunization stakeholders that will result in increased adult vaccination rates. In particular, they applauded the plan’s recognition of the value pharmacists contribute towards addressing the immunization needs of the adult population and identified areas within the plan where pharmacists and pharmacy organizations are and can contribute to progress towards improving our nation’s adult immunization rates. Note that Florida's pharmacists are represented through the Florida Pharmacy Association membership in the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. To read the full comments, click here.