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Enabling multiprofessional vaccine prescribing and administration for improved uptake rates: Americas Region

A webinar organised by:
1 March 2022

In many countries, vaccination coverage rates are suboptimal, and vaccination services are largely focused on childhood. Goals to expand vaccination pathways include to have more and more easily accessible vaccination points, and more professionals who can deliver the service to more people and offer evidence-based advice on vaccines. This event will discuss the drivers and barriers to interprofessional understanding, cooperation and task sharing in the area of vaccination in each region, and the regulatory authority granted to different healthcare professionals to prescribe and/or administer vaccines.

Learning objectives:
- Identify drivers and barriers related to the regulatory landscape of vaccination in the region
- Learn about examples of best practices in terms of interprofessional cooperation and task-sharing involving pharmacists in the area of vaccination
- Explore the plans for switching from a pandemic to an endemic response in the region, including the role of pharmacist in vaccination, and in patient care and treatment

- Magaly Rodríguez de Bittner, Vice president, Pharmaceutical Forum of the Americas, USA
- Anastasia Shiamptanis, Registrar, New Brunswick College of Pharmacists, Canada

- Bertrand Bolduc, President, Order of Pharmacists of Quebec, Canada
- Josélia da Silva Frade, Advisor on Professional Affairs to the president, Federal Council of Pharmacy, Brazil
- Eduardo Savio, President, Pharmaceutical Forum of the Americas, Uruguay
- Sofía Segura, Professor, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
- L. J. Tan, Chief Policy and Partnerships Officer,, USA
- Abraham S. Weekes, Council Member, Caribbean Association of Pharmacists, St. Lucia