Department of Health

Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program Guidelines

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 and the Secretary Approval for Pharmacist Immunisers is essential. 

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.

  • Further guidance regarding pharmacists roles in the COVID-19 vaccination program, including training and supervision ratios for the Victorian emergency authorised immunisation workforce are available in the Victorian COVID-19 vaccination guidelines. These guidelines provide a primary point of information and resources for Victorian COVID-19 vaccination providers based on information and minimum site requirements set out by the Commonwealth.

Reviewed 17 September 2021

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