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Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

Vast Majority of Pharmacists Surveyed Are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A nationwide survey of pharmacists has found that 88% of respondents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that more than 9 in 10 (92%) said they plan to or have already been vaccinated.

An overwhelming percentage of pharmacists (98%) also said they were comfortable addressing vaccine confidence and vaccine hesitancy concerns with their patients and other individuals.

The survey continues to demonstrate the growing confidence of pharmacists in the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines, and in their ability to talk to their patients about the vaccines.

The study is the latest in a series of surveys on vaccine confidence conducted periodically by the American Pharmacists Association since September 2020. The 366 pharmacists surveyed from May 1-8, 2021 covered pharmacists from every region in the nation. They work in a broad range of practice settings, with nearly half practicing in community-based settings.

This survey was conducted as part of “Vaccine Confident,” which is funded in part by a collaborative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — CoAg number 1 NU50CK000576-01-00. The CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Contents of this resource do not necessarily represent the CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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