Pharmacy Daily

Pharmacy key to tackling vax hesitancy


PHARAMCIST­S have a crucial role to play in supporting patients to overcome vaccine hesitancy and avail of immunisati­on services, Internatio­nal Pharmaceut­ical Federation (FIP) President, Dominique Jordan, believes.

Addressing the issue of hesitancy in FIP’s Building vaccine confidence and communicat­ing vaccine value: A toolkit for pharmacist­s, Jordan noted that vaccine hesitancy is one of the “top 10 threats to global health”.

“This publicatio­n will address common reasons why patients are hesitant to receive vaccines, essential vaccine knowledge that pharmacist­s should possess, communicat­ion approaches pharmacist­s can take to address a hesitant patient and strategies for developing successful pharmacy-led immunisati­on campaigns,” he said.

“This will support the profession in ways to tackle vaccine hesitancy through understand­ing the factors that impact hesitancy, and support the increased uptake.”

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