Do pharmacy flu shots increase uptake?

Allowing community pharmacies to administer flu shots does not significantly increase vaccination rates in the short-term, if the experience of Canada is anything to go by.

Vaccine coverage has increased by 2.2% in provinces that have introduced pharmacist vaccinations, according to data from 481,526 Canadians collected from 2007 to 2014 .

However, the researchers expect the impact of pharmacy vaccinations to increase over time.

Figures from the UK and US, where pharmacists have long been able to vaccinate, suggest uptake will climb, lead author Sarah Buchan