Pharmacist Vaccination Services in Tasmania ​

The Tasmania Poisons Regulations 2008 64(c)& (ca) authorises appropriately trained  and approved pharmacists in Tasmania to administer privately funded influenza vaccine to people over the age of 10 years, privately funded diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) to those over 16 years and state funded measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to those over 16 years.

Training

The Pharmacy Guild Immunisation Course is a recognised and accredited vaccination training course for pharmacists to provide vaccination services to the community. 

This blended course outlines the regulatory requirements which mandate the provision of immunisation services within pharmacy as well as the knowledge and resources necessary to support immunisation services. This is followed by a one day face-to-face workshop, providing practical-skill based learning and training in safe injection techniques.

Course format:
  1. Online pre-learning modules available on GuildEd – must be completed prior to attending face-to-face workshop.
  2. Face to face workshop – where participants develop skills and are assessed on injection techniques.


Accreditation code: G2018053-TAS
This activity has been accredited for 16.5 hours of Group1 CPD (or 16.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 33 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 33 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Resources

Tasmanian Vaccination Program Guidelines September 2019

Australian Immunisation Handbook 

National Vaccines storage Guidelines Strive for Five 

Poisons Regulations

Guidelines for Conducting Immunisation Services within a Community Pharmacy Environment (Guild Guidelines)

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Page last updated on: 04 March 2020