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.
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 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 Victorian COVID-19 Vaccination program, including training and supervision ratios for the Victorian emergency authorised immunisation workforce are available in the . 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 20 June 2023