Expanding the role of pharmacists to administer vaccines provides greater access to vaccinations for people who are most at risk of complications from vaccine-preventable disease. It also gives new parents more options for vaccination against pertussis to protect their newborn infants.
The Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program Guidelines describe the requirements of the program and support registered pharmacists to provide safe, high quality immunisation services. Compliance with the most current version of these guidelines is a condition of the Secretary Approval for Pharmacist Immunisers.
A flowchart, available in Downloads on this page, provides a summary of the key requirements pharmacists and pharmacies must meet before vaccines can be administered. The flowchart must be read in conjunction with the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017, the Secretary Approval for Pharmacist Immunisers, and Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program Guidelines.