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The Western Australian Poisons Legislation was originally amended on 15 December 2014 to allow pharmacists to administer vaccines.

On 30th January 2017 the Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 and its subsidiary legislation, the Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016 replaced the Poisons Act 1964 and Poisons Regulations 1965.

The Structured Administration and Supply Arrangement (SASA) – Administration of Influenza Vaccines by Pharmacists - authorises Pharmacists trained in immunisation to administer influenza vaccines at a Registered Pharmacy in Western Australia. The SASA is available from the WA Department of Health website.

Immunisation courses for pharmacists must be approved by the CEO of the Department of Health Western Australia. The Pharmacy Guild's WA Branch training course, Pharmacist Administration of Influenza Vaccine, is an approved course.

Further information is available from the Pharmacist Immunisation Training page.

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Page last updated 08 October 2019