On the 24th March 2016, the Queensland Government amended the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (HDPR) to enable approved pharmacists and interns to administer influenza, measles and pertussis immunisations to adults aged 18 and over in a community pharmacy setting.
The legislation amendment follows the success of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot that operated for two years.
The QLD Pharmacist Vaccination Standard and Drug Therapy Protocol – Pharmacist Vaccination Program are available from the QLD Health website.
Vaccinating pharmacists and interns are required to successfully complete one of the following training courses and hold a current First Aid and CPR certificate and certificate in anaphylaxis management.
Access useful resources and browse answers to common questions regarding Pharmacist Vaccination in Queensland.
Vaccinating pharmacists in Queensland must meet the outlined Standards and Guidelines.
This Queensland Health communication explains the process for pharmacists to register as a vaccination provider with the Australian Immunisation Register.
The Queensland Branch has secured agreements with certain State Government Departments to enable Queensland Guild members to administer influenza vaccinations to government employees for the 2017 flu season.
Vaccination services in community pharmacy