Insufficient training, multiple manufacturers, and noninterchangeable products increase the risk of vaccine-related errors. Increasing the complexity are the addition of boosters with different doses, personnel new to the vaccine administration process, changes in dosing, easily misidentified labeling or products, vaccines given together, and the interchanging of booster products.2,3 As a result, there is an increased need to be alert in safety efforts with vaccine administration and storage. Pharmacy staff members must work together to improve safety and prevent vaccine-related errors.
Kimble C, Maxik K, and Coustasse A. Store, Handle, and Administer Vaccines Safely to Prevent Errors. Pharmacy Times – Health System Edition. January 2022: 11(1):20-21.