U.S. Drugstores Under Pressure From Demand for Vaccines Amid Staff Shortages

A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures. Drugstores are normally busy this time of year with flu shots and other vaccines, but now pharmacists are doling out a growing number of COVID-19 shots and giving coronavirus tests. The push for shots is expected to grow more intense as President Joe Biden urges vaccinated Americans to get booster shots to combat the emerging omicron variant. The White House said Thursday that more than two in three COVID-19 vaccinations are happening at local pharmacies. And pharmacists worry another job might soon be added to their to-do list: If regulators approve antiviral pills from drugmakers Merck and Pfizer to treat COVID-19, pharmacists may be able to diagnose infections and then prescribe pills to customers. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] “There’s crazy increased demand on pharmacies right now,” said Theresa Tolle, an independent pharmacist who has seen COVID-19 vaccine demand quadruple since the summer at her Sebastian, Florida, store. Pharmacists say demand for COVID-19 vaccines started picking up over the summer as the delta variant spread rapidly. Booster shots and the expansion of vaccine eligibility to include children have since stoked it. On top of that workload and routine prescriptions, many drugstores also have been asking pharmacists to counsel patients more generally on their health...
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Today a couple of therapists were talking about what they would do if they were fired for not being vaccinated. Despite the mandate being held up by the supreme court, they still aren't going to get it. Our leadership hasn't issued any plans yet. I was just curious what other departments/groups are doing about it. Hopefully without the thread devolving into a political dumpster fire discussion. People being fired? Testing weekly?
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