Immunizations without prescriptions available at some Good Neighbor pharmacies

July 26, 2013

Good Neighbor Pharmacy stores in 19 states are now providing immunization services to patients without doctor’s prescriptions.

Good Neighbor Pharmacy stores in 19 states are now providing immunization services to patients without doctor’s prescriptions, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation (ABDC) announced during its Thoughtspot 2013 tradeshow in Las Vegas.

“Patient access to vaccinations remains a challenge, but as America’s most accessible healthcare professionals, pharmacists are ideally positioned to address this public health need,” said Chuck Reed, ABDC’s group VP, pharmacy technology & solutions. “However, many independent community pharmacists have experienced difficulty finding a physician willing to engage in collaborative practices. Our collaborative practice coverage is designed to help these pharmacies attract and retain patients, increase their revenue, and remain competitive.”

In the states where the immunizations without prescriptions are available, ABDC has collaborative practice agreements with physicians that allow pharmacists to determine the need for vaccines, eliminating the need for a doctor’s prescription. More than 100 pharmacies are enrolled in the program.