What is Pharmacist Administration of Influenza Vaccine?

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to safely and competently provide immunisations to people within the community pharmacy environment.

Pharmacists completing this one-day course will obtain a certificate issued by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

The CPD activity has been accredited for 11hrs of Group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11hr of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

What are the course objectives?

  1. Summarise and discuss the theoretical and practical requirements of an immunisation service in community pharmacy
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the influenza virus, including virology, clinical features and epidemiology
  3. Discuss and compare available influenza vaccines in Australia, including dosage and routes of administration
  4. Identify patients who are eligible to receive the influenza vaccine under the National Immunisation Program Schedule and recognise the implications for a community pharmacy immunisation service
  5. Outline the clinical features of adverse events following immunisation and the appropriate management of these events:
    a)   Vasovagal episodeb)   Anaphylaxis eventc)   Minor/common adverse events
  6. Demonstrate the skills necessary to deliver vaccination

What are the course pre-requisites?

Pharmacists wishing to complete the course “Pharmacist Administration of Influenza Vaccine” must show currency in the following courses prior to attending.  Pharmacists must also be currently registered with AHPRA and submit a copy of their registration certificate prior to attending the course.

Course Code

Course Name



Provide First Aid

7 hours classroom training

3 hours pre-learning


Provide CPR (not required if in possession of HLTAID003)

3 hours classroom training

ASCIA Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis for Pharmacists

6 hours on-line learning

“Pharmacist Administration of Influenza Vaccine” Pre-Work


4 hours

What is the course duration?

  • One face-to-face training day: 09:00 - 17:30
  • Completion of pre-learning activities required

What are the costs?



Guild Member

$605 (incl. GST)

Non-Guild Member

$660 (incl. GST)

A certificate or statement of attainment will be issued by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, RTO Number 0452 upon successful completion of the course.

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Page last updated 24 May 2017