Vaccines at the pharmacy: Should states let drugstores give shots?

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

“If you’re looking for a flu shot, you can walk into a Walgreens or CVS or Rite Aid in any state and get one from a pharmacist. For the vaccine against the blistering skin condition shingles, however, you can go to a drugstore in San Francisco but not in Sioux Falls, S.D. And for the whooping cough vaccine, your options include Nashville, Tenn., but not North Conway, N.H.; Brookline, Mass., but not Brooklyn, N.Y.; Gainesville, Ga., but not Gainesville, Fla. Why the geographic hodgepodge?” Interesting, important opinion piece from Amanda Schaffer on Slate.

via Vaccines at the pharmacy: States should let drugstores give shots. – Slate Magazine.