Vaccination Resources

Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program

Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program Guidelines. These guidelines for pharmacists outline the program's requirements, list of authorized vaccines, training requirements, and more to aid in the delivery of safe immunisation services.

Information for Pharmacist Immunisers. This Victorian Department of Health webpage also includes links to the Secretary Approval-Pharmacist Immuniser October 2022 and Secretary Approval: Pharmacist Immunisers - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) VACCINE

Vaccines in the Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program can be funded for eligible patients. For details, please refer to the:

Pharmacy services self-audit tool: immunisation site readiness. The self-audit tool is designed to assist with evaluating site compliance with the Department of Health (the department), the Victorian Pharmacy Authority (VPA), and the Australian Government guidelines. Pharmacies that provide immunisation services are encouraged to conduct the self audit at least once a year to show continued compliance.

Access Department of Health  information about ordering vaccines.

National Immunisation Program (NIP)

Information to help you deliver immunisation services to your patients, including the latest clinical updates and guidance on the National Immunisation Program is available at:

National Immunisation Program Vaccinations in Pharmacy (NIPVIP) Program

Pharmacies participating in the NIPVIP can find more information regarding the program here

Authorisation of Intern Pharmacist Immunisers

In Victoria, intern pharmacist immunisers are authorised to administer vaccinations under the supervision of an experienced pharmacist immuniser.

The Secretary Approval: Intern Pharmacist Immuniser (Intern Approval) was gazetted via Government Gazette S 194-24 Wednesday 24 April 2024.

The Intern Approval authorises intern pharmacists that have successfully completed a recognised ‘immuniser program of study’ to possess and administer approved Schedule 4 poisons (immunisations) under the supervision of an experienced pharmacist immuniser.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Please refer to the latest ATAGI recommended vaccines and doses

COVID-19 booster vaccine advice is available on the Department of Health and Aged Care website here

Victorian Pharmacy Guild Immunisation Course

The Victorian Pharmacy Guild Immunisation Course will provide pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to safely and competently provide vaccination services within community pharmacies or other appropriate settings as part of the Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program. This program has been recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer as an ‘Immuniser program of study’.

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Page last updated on: 14 May 2024