Pharmacist Administration of Influenza Vaccine 

This course is intended to provide participants with the 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, accredited for CPD by Australian College of Pharmacy (22 Group 2 CPD points).

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 episode
    b)   Anaphylaxis event
    c)   Minor/common adverse events
  6. Demonstrate the skills necessary to deliver vaccination

Course prerequisites

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 (if HLTAID003 certificate is more than 12 month old)

3 hours classroom training

ASCIA Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis for Pharmacists

6 hours on-line learning

“Pharmacist Administration of Influenza Vaccine” Pre-Work


4 hours

Course Duration

  • One face-to-face training day: 08:30 - 17:00
  • Completion of pre-learning activities required

Available Workshop Dates*

**New Date Added**

Workshop Date

APC Accreditation Code

 Monday 13th February 2017 - FULLY BOOKED A1608WP1
 Thursday 16th February 2017 - FULLY BOOKED A1608WP2
 Tuesday 21st February 2017 - FULLY BOOKED A1608WP3
 Thursday 23rd February 2017 - FULLY  BOOKED A1608WP4
 Wednesday 1st March 2017 - FULLY BOOKED A1608WP5
 Tuesday 7th March 2017 - FULLY BOOKED A1608WP6
 Monday 13th March 2017 - FULLY BOOKEDTBC
 Tuesday 21st March 2017 - FULLY BOOKEDTBC
Monday 27th March 2017TBC

*Workshop places are allocated subject to availability


Guild Member & Staff

$550 (GST Free)

Non-Guild Member

$825 (GST Free)

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

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon participation in required interactive workshop activities and successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

The pharmacist competencies are: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

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