Pharmacists as Immunizers to Improve Coverage and Provider/Recipient Satisfaction: A prospective, Controlled, Community-Embedded Study with vaccineS with low coverage rates (the Improve ACCESS study)

Pharmacist-delivered immunization may be an effective method of improving vaccine coverage amongst hard-to-reach populations, including adults. This study will evaluate pharmacist delivery of various vaccines and assess issues surrounding public funding, co-payment, and private payment options. A variety of outcomes will be evaluated, including vaccine coverage and patient and healthcare provider knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs around immunizations. This study hopes to determine that pharmacist-delivery of vaccines is an effective method for increasing vaccine coverage, and can be used to deliver safe and effective adult immunization programs.

Team Members:

  • Jennifer Isenor, Project Lead, Dalhousie University
  • Scott Halperin, Dalhousie University
  • Donna Pierrynowski-MacDougall, Saint Francis Xavier University
  • Karina Top, Dalhousie University
  • Beth Halperin, Dalhousie University
  • Kathryn Slayter, Dalhousie University
  • Shelly McNeil, Dalhousie University
  • Joanne Langley, Dalhousie University
  • Susan Bowles, Dalhousie University
  • Bruce Smith, Dalhousie University
  • Fawziah Marra, University of British Columbia
  • Julie Bettinger, University of British Columbia
  • Nancy Waite, University of Waterloo
  • Janusz Kaczorowski, Université de Montréal