Letters to the Editor
Linton Family Pharmacy Ready to Vaccinate
As it stands now, pharmacists in Indiana are allowed to administer vaccinations for shingles and the flu virus in our local pharmacies. Allowing these vaccines to be administered by pharmacists has proven to be cost effective and convenient. It only makes sense that the Indiana General Assembly and Governor Mike Pence have expanded the law to allow pharmacists to administer further vaccinations for meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, and pneumonia.
House Enrolled Act 1464 will not be a silver bullet for all our vaccination issues in Indiana - and this summer the legislature will convene a study committee to examine issues further. However, laws could be expanded to include more residents, specifically in the case of the pneumonia vaccine which pharmacists may only administer to those over the age of 65. Nevertheless, this will be a good step in the right direction. The presence and convenience of vaccinations at pharmacies alone will raise awareness. You won't have to schedule appointments or make co-payments for doctor's appointments in order to receive your vaccinations. Your health care costs will decrease and access will be improved in our community.
When this law goes into effect this summer, Linton Family Pharmacy will be ready to assist our community in providing vaccinations and stopping the spread of preventable illnesses. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at the pharmacy.
Linton Family Pharmacy
Thank you for the support
Since my illness, I have been blessed. Thanks to my family, church family, friends, prayers, cards, calls, food, flowers and visits. May God bless each and everyone for your care, love and comfort.
Martha Ellen Williams