In line with Tasmanian Poisons Regulation 2008 (S.R. 2008, No 162) pharmacists who have completed an approved training program can provide influenza vaccinations to persons aged 10 years and over, and diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccinations to persons aged 16 years in an approved setting.
Pharmacists wishing to administer influenza vaccines must take appropriate training to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to administer vaccines. Once a pharmacist has completed approved training, they are required to administer five vaccinations under the supervision of a nurse immuniser or GP in clinical conditions. Final approval is then provided by the Director of Public Health. The Community Pharmacy must also be approved by the Director of Public Health. Full requirements are set out in the Tasmanian Vaccination Program Guidelines.
The Tasmanian Guild Branch delivers the CPD accredited Guild Pharmacist Vaccination Training – Pharmacist Administration of Influenza Vaccine that provides participants with the skills and knowledge to provide immunisations to people in a community pharmacy environment in Tasmania.
For further information, please contact the Tasmanian Guild Branch.