In the ACT, pharmacists that meet a specific criteria can provide influenza and the diphtheria, tetanus, a-cellular pertussis (dTpa) vaccinations to patients 16 years and over without a prescription.
During the 2019 influenza season, ACT Health will be operating a pilot program with participating pharmacies to provide National Immunisation Program (NIP) funded influenza vaccinations for patients aged 65 years and over.
The Public Health (Community Pharmacy) Code of Practice 2016 (No 1) [53KB PDF] clause 4 stipulates compliance with the ACT Pharmacist Vaccination Standards.
The Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods (Vaccinations by Pharmacists) Direction 2019 (No 1) [425Kb PDF] includes the ACT Pharmacist Vaccination Standards.
The ACT Government Pharmacist Vaccinations webpage contains fact sheets, the ACT Vaccination Standards, an Immunisation Adverse Event Reporting Form and a Pharmacist Vaccination Influenza Record Form.
The Whooping Cough & Flu Vaccination A4 poster (PDF, 3022.82 KB) (which can also be printed in A3 size) or A1 Poster (PDF, 7736.03 KB)can be downloaded to let your customers know of this additional service.
NSW Guild Training delivers training to ACT pharmacists on behalf of the ACT Branch. NSW Guild Training has been providing nationally recognised training to pharmacists and pharmacy staff throughout Australia since 1995. For further information on training for the Pharmacist Administration of Influenza Vaccine, please visit the NSW Branch Training page.