After slow start to vaccine rollout, pharmacists want a chance to administer shots | CBC News

After slow start to vaccine rollout, pharmacists want a chance to administer shots | CBC News
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Canada’s pharmacists say they can vaccinate up to three million people a week against COVID-19, but governments across the country have largely kept these health care providers in the dark about what role they might play once more shots are delivered.

With vaccination of the general population set to begin in just two months’ time, pharmacists and the country’s largest chain, Shoppers Drug Mart, have so far had only preliminary discussions with some provincial leaders about how the nation’s largest immunization campaign will unfold.

“We’re anticipating pharmacists will play a role somewhere down the line. I guess what we’re not clear on yet is exactly when,” Joelle Walker, the vice-president of public affairs at the Canadian Pharmacists Association, told CBC News.

The country’s…



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