New research published in the Journal of Public Health questions whether the use of community pharmacy to deliver vaccination has the effect of increasing uptake.
The researchers assessed “evidence of their impact on acceptability, uptake, cost-effectiveness and addressing inequalities”. They identified 28 evaluations of pharmacy immunisation programmes in the UK but pointed out that only three had been published in peer reviewed journals.
The researchers found:
However, they did find “good evidence that pharmacies were acceptable and convenient venues for vaccination”.