Access to childhood vaccines, and in turn the protection offered to the greater public health, is critical to the health and welfare of our country. PPA strongly endorses the action taken by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Third Amendment to Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID–19, allowing for the provision of childhood vaccines by pharmacists. PPA stands with our fellow pharmacists to ensure competency, education of the public, transparent communication and continued partnership with our provider colleagues.
Shannon Manzi, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPA
President, Pediatric Pharmacy Association