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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis for implementation of a pharmacy-based immunization delivery program in South Korea

Strengths Weaknesses
• Easy access to pharmacists by the public • No current law allowing pharmacists to immunize in Korea
• Six-year PharmD education system • No current billing and reimbursement structure
• Availability of pharmacy practitioners, faculty, students • Lack of data-sharing infrastructure
• Innovative and independent entrepreneurial pharmacists • Workload and implementation concerns
• Active pharmacy organizations • No legislative advocacy training to change the law

Opportunities Threats

• Need for pandemic response to vaccinate the community • Low acceptance by other professions (scope of practice)
• Preparedness for post-pandemic public health prevention • Public perception (not familiar with the idea)
• Convenience for patients • Limited interest and interaction by legislators
• Advanced practice change
• Funding and revenue sources
• Pharmacist and student ‘champions’
Korean J Clin Pharm 2023;33:81-5 https://doi.org/10.24304/kjcp.2023.33.2.81
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