There is a clear shift in the United States immunization market, moving from physician offices and clinics, toward the consumer store environment.
National chains and small pharmacies alike are pursuing immunization programs in order to drive more traffic into their stores, and provide a positive customer experience benefiting other parts of their business.
Customers may be able to get their immunizations, as well as those for their children, easily and conveniently, saving the time it would take to make a special trip to their physician’s office.
There are many people, especially small children, whereby the mere thought of a needle produces anxiety and fear. The value and benefits of needle-free in the retail pharmacy environment are many. Among them, a more relaxed pharmacist, who will no longer risk needle-stick injury, and an improved experience for the patient, who is ultimately the happy shopper.