COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccination Rollout Webinars

Vaccination Rollout Webinars

Archive of all COVID-19 vaccination webinar recordings and resources.

Resources

Resources

Printed collateral (e.g., posters), training and educational materials, social media, videos and Government guidance. Updated regularly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pharmacy Services can be updated by members and non-members. Non-Members currently have the ability to only publish services relating to COVID.

To update via the MyGuild portal follow this guide or instructional video.

Pharmacists must have completed an approved pharmacist vaccination course in addition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination training.

The Australian College of Nursing has been appointed by the Australian Government to lead the development of the mandatory training materials for COVID-19 immunisation providers. Healthcare professionals will not be able to administer any COVID-19 vaccines without having first completed the training modules.

Training for immunisation providers includes:

  • handling and storage
  • multi-dose vial (MDV) training
  • delivery mechanisms of the vaccine
  • administrative reporting including eligibility checking
  • safety and surveillance monitoring and reporting for adverse events following immunisation
  • communication.

Enrolling in the training

To enrol in the course, immunisation providers will be required to have already undertaken routine immunisation training specific to their profession and hold a current practising registration  Immunisation providers will be required to enrol through their Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) number.

Pharmacy Assistants can enrol without an AHPRA number to access non-clinical modules.

All training will be delivered through an e-learning platform at no cost.

Access to the training is here: https://covid19vaccinationtraining.org.au/login/index.php

Pharmacists that complete the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination training will receive a certificate of completion. We recommend that you keep a copy of all staff certificates as part of your usual quality assurance documentation, such as QCPP.

The information below can be used to assist you to record your completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Training on GuildEd. If you have already self-recorded the training as a non-accredited activity, there is no need to amend this record.

The activity has been accredited for up to 5.5 hours of Group 1 CPD (or up to 5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to up to 5.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (11 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

As not all modules are compulsory, pharmacists should review the duration of each module and record completed modules accordingly.*

  • Module 1: COVID-19: An introduction (25 minutes)
  • Module 2: Handling and storage (40 minutes)
  • Module 3: Communication and purpose (40 minutes)
  • Module 4: Multi-dose vial (MDV) training and delivery (25 minutes)
  • Module 5: Documentation and reporting (25 minutes)
  • Module 6: Safety, surveillance and reporting for adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination (30 minutes)
  • Additional module 1: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (30 minutes)
  • Additional module 2: AstraZeneca vaccine (30 minutes)
  • Additional module 3: Moderna vaccine (30 minutes)
  • Additional Module 4: Pfizer (COMIRNATY) Paediatric COVID-19 Vaccine (30 minutes)

This activity meets the following competency standards as set out in the 2016 National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia: 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 4.5

*At the rate of 1 Group 1 credit, or 2 Group 2 credits per hour of activity or part thereof. For example: Module 6 is 0.5 Group 1 credits, or 1 Group 2 credit

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COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all Australian citizens, permanent residents and most visa-holders as per the Australian Government's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

In December 2021 the Taskforce announced a change to the administration fee for Additional dose vaccines provided from 23 December 2021 onwards.

Payment depends on your Modified Monash Model (MMM) category, what dose the patient is receiving, and if it is second dose, whether your pharmacy also delivered the first dose for the patient.  Payment amounts are as follows:

  MM1 Fee MM2 - MM7 Fee
First dose administration $16 $19
Second dose administration
(where the first administration was undertaken by the same Service Provider)
$26 $29
Second dose administration
(where the first administration was undertaken by a different Service Provider)
$16 $19
Additional dose
(includes third doses for severely immunocompromised patients and booster doses)
$26 $29

Pharmacies can also claim vaccination incentive payments for providing off-site vaccinations in certain circumstances. More information regarding the vaccination incentive payments can be found in the CVCP Program Rules.

Payments amounts for vaccines administered before 23 December 2021 are as follows:

  MM1 Fee MM2 - MM7 Fee
First dose administration $16 $19
Second dose administration
(where the first administration was undertaken by the same Service Provider)
$26 $29
Second dose administration
(where the first administration was undertaken by a different Service Provider)
$16 $19

Key Contacts

Ordering

Contact the Vaccine Operations Centre between 7am to 10pm (AEST) at COVID19VaccineOperationsCentre@health.gov.au or on 1800 318 208

Clinical issues

Contact the National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on covidvaccineenquiries@health.gov.au or 1800 020 080.

Registering and claiming via the PPA Portal

Contact the PPA Support Centre, between 9am to 8pm (AEST), Monday to Friday on support@ppaonline.com.au or 1800 951 285.

Vaccine Clinic Finder updates

If you wish to update any details in the Vaccine Clinic Finder such as opening hours, pharmacy name, booking link, vaccines provided please contact the PPA Support Centre between 9am to 8pm (AEST), Monday to Friday on support@ppaonline.com.au or 1800 951 285.

Withdrawing

If you wish to withdraw from the COVID-19 Vaccination in Community Pharmacy (CVCP) Program please contact the PPA Support Centre between 9am to 8pm (AEST), Monday to Friday on support@ppaonline.com.au or 1800 951 285.