In February 2020, the Queensland government amended the Drug Therapy Protocol to lower the age that approved pharmacists may administer the influenza vaccine to 10 years old, and expand the range of vaccines that approved pharmacists may administer. An authorised pharmacist or trainee pharmacist under supervision, may administer the following range of vaccines to persons aged 16 years and over: measles- mumps-rubella (MMR), tetanus-diphtheria- acellular pertussis (dTpa), dTpa in combination with inactivated poliovirus, poliomyelitis, cholera, Haemophilus influenzae type B, hepatitis A, meningococcal ACWY and pneumococcal vaccine.
The Pharmacist Vaccination Standards (60Kb PDF) and Drug Therapy Protocol – Pharmacist Vaccination Program (78Kb PDF) are available from the QLD Health website.
Read further information on upcoming pharmacist vaccination courses in Queensland. Alternatively, please contact the QLD Guild Branch on (07) 3831 3788 or email email@example.com.