By integrating this service into our practice we will not only improve the health of the public, but also help carve a new niche for our profession. Pharmacists are trained to identify and administer vaccinations for patients who fit certain criteria and are thus, more than qualified to provide this amenity. While the decision to vaccinate is ultimately up to the public, with the guidance of pharmacists, the public can make a more educated decision based on science and facts rather than sensationalism and myths.
Below is a schedule for vaccinations recommended by the CDC for adults and adolescents. The CDC also offers this schedule along with detailed information on each vaccine as a mobile application (CDC Vaccine Schedules) which can be downloaded to most mobile devices. All pharmacists should be familiarized with the schedules and administration of these vaccines.