Here's a peek at the debate ensuing in Pennsylvania:
On one side, you hear the argument that pharmacists are perfectly qualified to administer vaccines. Opening up pharmacies for vaccination will provide low-cost, accessible vaccination without the usual hurdles of time, money, distance, transportation, etc.
A group of doctors, however, oppose laws that allow this to happen, claiming that only physicians are equipped to deal with emergencies that could arise from adverse reactions to vaccination.
What do you think?
Do you agree with the Pennsylvania Medical Society's position?
Or are vaccine reactions are so "miniscule" and "exceedingly rare" (to quote a couple of regulars) that it is acceptable for pharmacies to expand vaccination services?
Or do you agree with this more cynical take from the National Vaccine Information Center's Facebook page?
Only when their income is at stake do medical trade groups admit that vaccines can cause both immediate and "delayed adverse reactions.
I know we have at least one pharmacist participating in our discussions, but I'm curious to hear from everyone else, as well. Thoughts?