Type of Submission


Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Alumni Hall


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 5:00 PM



OBJECTIVES: To (1) determine If patients receive vaccinations from their pharmacists, (2) determine common fears and misconceptions patients have of going to pharmacists tor vaccinations. (3) examine possible correlations with demographies. METHODS: Random sample of patients in Cedarville and Springfield, OH, voluntarily participated in an anonymous survey. Demographics such as ethnicity, age, income, and perceptions and reasons of whether or not they received vaccinations from a pharmacist were collected. Verbal consent was obtained. Analyses were performed using IBM SPSS. RESULTS: There were 89 participants from two different locations. Results indicated that 30.3 percent patients do not get vaccinations. When asked by whom they receive their vaccinations; 68.5 percent were from family doctors, 11 .2 percent from nurses, 13.5 percent from pharmacists, and 6.2 percent did not answer. When asked the reasons patients do not receive vaccinations from a pharmacist; 41.6 percent of patients reported they prefer another healthcare provider to administer their vaccines, 23.6 percent they did not know that pharmacists can give vaccines, 15.7 percent do receive their vaccinations from a pharmacist, 11 .2 percent had other reasons not to get vaccinated by a pharmacist, and 1.1 percent do not trust pharmacists to give them their vaccines. IMPLICATIONS/CONCLUSIONS: According to the results shown, there were a high percentage of patients who preferred to go to their family doctor to receive their vaccinations instead of going to a nurse or pharmacist. Examining why patients do not receive their vaccines from a pharmacist, many of the patients did not know that pharmacists could administer vaccinations. It would be beneficial to further educate patients on pharmacist capabilities and accessibility In order to positively influence more patients to choose the option of getting vaccinated by their local pharmacist.

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Apr 10th, 1:00 PM Apr 10th, 5:00 PM

Patients' Perceptions of Community Pharmacists Giving Vaccinations

Cedarville, OH


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