Vaccination Services delivered by Pharmacists

Guild Member Vaccination Resources (Member Only - Log in first)

The Course ‘Vaccination services delivered by Pharmacists’ has been approved by the SA Department of Health to train, mentor and coach Pharmacists in the techniques required to conduct a vaccination service within a Community Pharmacy.

Pharmacists completing this course will obtain a statement of participation in: ‘Vaccination services delivered by Pharmacists’.

Course Entry Requirements

Pharmacists wishing to complete the course in conduct Vaccination Services within a Community Pharmacy Environment must show currency in the following courses prior to attending.

Courses Pre-requisites:

  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (less than 12 months old)
  • Anaphylaxis e-training for Health Professionals through ASCIA - Complete here
  • Understanding vaccines and adult vaccination requirements for workplace programs - Complete here

(Please note: additional Courses above will attract an additional fee)

For further information, and to register your pharmacy with the SA Department of Health, click here.

Pharmacies must also register with the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

Practical Workshop

Course Dates for 2020:

  • Friday 21st February
  • Monday 2nd March
  • Saturday 21st March
  • Wednesday 15th April
  • Friday 24th April
  • Saturday 16th May
  • Monday 25th May
  • Thursday 4th June

Where: 12/202 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton

Time: 8.45am - 4pm

Please email Abby so that we can enrol you in the workshop that suits you.

Email: abby.barratt@sa.guild.org.au

The course equips Pharmacists with the following skills and knowledge:

  1. Understanding Immunisation and the Australian Immunisation Program

  2. Demonstrate preparing consumers for immunisation including questioning and pre-screening as per the Australian Immunisation Handbook

  3. Demonstrate the collection of the vaccine including Strive for 5 guidelines, QCPP cold Chain requirements and correct collection techniques

  4. Demonstrate preparing to administer the vaccine including preparing the injection site, completing the documentation and identifying the vaccine to the consumer

  5. Managing Adverse Events including Anaphylaxis, Syncope, Fainting, Allergic reactions and preparing and implementing emergency plans and protocols

  6. Follow up the immunisation procedure in line with the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Course Pricing:

$450 – Guild Member
$500 – Guild Member employee
$550 – Non-Guild Member

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Page last updated 08 October 2019