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Table 4 Concerns and barriers perceived by pharmacists about providing influenza vaccine in pharmacies

From: Exploring determinants of community pharmacist-led influenza vaccination in a Middle Eastern country: a national web-based cross-sectional study

  Disagree/neutral Agree
  n (%) n (%)
Conflicts with other professionals who are eligible to vaccinate 103 (25%) 309 (75%)
Liability and malpractice concerns 187 (45.4%) 225 (54.6%)
Remuneration concerns 210 (51%) 202 (49%)
Time and cost needed for professional development and training 229 (55.6%) 183 (44.4%)
Lack of knowledge of adverse events after immunizing and how to manage such situation 242 (58.7%) 170 (41.3%)
Pharmacists are less trusted by patients to provide such service 244 (59.2%) 168 (40.8%)
Lack of knowledge of vaccine indications, contraindications and safely administration 259 (62.9%) 153 (37.1%)
Costs associated with professional development and training 277 (67.2%) 135 (32.8%)
Patient privacy is an issue with regard to administering immunization in a community pharmacy 284 (68.9%) 128 (31.1%)
Insufficient staff or resources to implement 326 (79.1%) 86 (20.9%)
Lack of pharmacy space and facilities to store and to administer vaccine 363 (88.1%) 49 (11.9%)
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