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WASHINGTON More than 120,000 pharmacists in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have received training to administer immunizations against influenza, prompting one pharmacy group to urge consumers to get themselves vaccinated.
The American Pharmacists Association is encouraging consumers to get influenza immunizations and consider their local pharmacies as places to receive vaccines.
“We are encouraging consumers to take proactive steps to support their individual and community’s public healthcare goals,” APhA CEO and EVP Thomas Menighan said. “Visit your local pharmacy to get immunized and hold an open discussion with your pharmacist about any questions or concerns you may have regarding the upcoming influenza season or other vaccine preventable diseases.”