NACDS touts pharmacists' role in vaccinations for House subcommittee hearing

Group submits statement to House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores made its voice heard in the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the role of pharmacists in influenza vaccination, the retail pharmacy lobbying group said Wednesday.

The subcommittee had a meeting Wednesday titled "Influenza: Perspective on Current Season and Update on Preparedness," drawing a statement from the NACDS about the recognition of community pharmacists' by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for helping prevent the spread of infectious diseases through vaccinations.

"According to data collected by CDC, pharmacists have been instrumental in increasing the vaccination rate in the United States," the statement read. "In fact, the CDC has specifically asked the pharmacy community for its continued support and efforts to help address vaccination needs in their local communities."

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