Big box retailers and large chain pharmacies have already caught onto this trend, but many independent pharmacies continue to lag behind. According to the NCPA, just 61% of the community pharmacies offer immunizations. This number can include any range of vaccines, from a single flu shot to a full disease state management program.
Experts recommend that independent pharmacies just beginning to offer immunizations should start with influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. Once you’ve established a consistent program and have begun to generate business, you can consider expanding their offerings to include vaccines recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Benefits to the Pharmacy
- Increase revenue by expanding your clinical services
- Position your pharmacy as a local resource for healthcare services
- Attract new patients to your pharmacy and grow your business
- Strengthen prescriber relationships in your community
The Vaccine Program is designed to allow any independent pharmacy to administer vaccines at their licensed establishment any time under our Medical Director.