Date: 12 October 2018
Pharmacist-administered vaccination is one of the many ways community pharmacy improves public health and is a growing and continually evolving service.
Most recently, approved community pharmacies in Tasmania can now vaccinate children 10 years and over with the ACWY strain meningococcal vaccine so it’s important that you understand your QCPP requirements.
To help keep you up to speed, we’ve compiled a few important points and answers to common questions around vaccination and QCPP accreditation.
Can I provide a pharmacist-administered vaccination service with only one pharmacist on duty?
The QCPP requirements for providing a vaccination with a sole pharmacist rostered on are similar to those around MedsChecks.
You can provide a pharmacist-administered vaccination service with only one pharmacist on duty, so long as:
During your QCPP assessment, your assessor will ask for an explanation, with evidence, of how you ensure that the pharmacist and the patient have an uninterrupted vaccination service. Evidence may include:
Does QCPP require my pharmacy to have a consultation room to provide vaccinations?
QCPP requires that you have a dedicated area to enable the vaccination service to be provided. Mandatory requirements include:
Please log into the Knowledge Hub and download the T3M – Vaccination Services in the Pharmacy Checklist to understand all your QCPP requirements.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your vaccination area complies with your jurisdictional legislation, as well as QCPP requirements. For example, in some states a dedicated consultation room is mandatory, or you may be required to provide reports to your health department.
Can I expand the scope of accreditation to include vaccinations?
Absolutely. If you would like to provide an additional service or program during your two-year accreditation cycle, simply complete and submit an application for Expansion of Professional Service including supporting documentation and evidence.
If you have any further questions, contact the Training department at The Guild WA Branch.
(08) 9429 4100
Contact: The Guild WA
Phone: 08 6552 3300
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