Now Is the Time to Grant Pharmacists Full Vaccination Authority In All 50 States & Permanently Recognize Pharmacists as Providers In Medicare

Morning Consult, Rich Tremonte

The approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in late 2020 marked a pivotal moment in our ongoing global health crisis, and subsequent approvals for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines further illuminate the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s incredibly encouraging to see the percentage of vaccinated adults in the United States continue to rise. But to truly turn the corner in the fight against the pandemic, COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine education must be accessible to everyone — particularly for vulnerable and underserved populations and rural areas.

The steady progress of the national vaccination movement can be largely attributed to the tireless efforts of providers on the front lines, as well as the activation of pharmacies through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. The nation should celebrate the inspiring stories from local pharmacists across the United States.

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