Subscribe


PD breaking news – WA pharmacist vaccination without script approved

PSA to seek WA training program accreditation. 

The Western Australia (WA) government has amended its Poisons regulations to allow a pharmacist to administer influzenza vaccinations without a prescription.

The government announced the change in its gazette, saying a pharmacist was authorised to sell or supply influenza virus vaccines without prescription, provided the vaccine was administered by the pharmacist and there was compliance with the Pharmacist Vaccination Code provisions.

Previously, a prescription was needed from a doctor or nurse practitioner for vaccination dispensation at a pharmacy.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said pharmacists would need to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, have completed an accredited training program for pharmacist administration of vaccines, hold appropriate indemnity insurance for vaccination and hold a current qualification in first aid including CPR and anaphylaxis management.

PSA WA branch president Teresa Di Franco said the organisation would be seeking accreditation of its nationally accredited immunisation training program with the WA Department of Health, as individual jurisdictions had their own requirements over and above national accreditation.

The program had been successfully used in the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot, she said.

The regulation changes were “a positive step forward in ensuring more Australians are immunised”, Di Franco said.

For more, see tomorrow’s Pharmacy Daily.

·     


The above Breaking News Alert was sent to Pharmacy Daily subscribers on 17 Dec 14

Make a comment...



Established in 2007, Pharmacy Daily is Australia's leading pharmacy industry publication, and is sent as a free subscription to people across the industry as a PDF newsletter every weekday.

Register for Pharmacy Daily trial subscription

To sign up for a free subscription, click on the button at right.

Click here to see a sample issue of Pharmacy Daily.

Click here for more information on subscriptions.

Alternatively, you can search our site via the search box on the right hand side of the page, or find other content below.

Recent Pharmacy Daily articles

22 Aug

Guild Update 22 Aug 17 - CLEAR information on medicines THE Therapeutic Goods ...


22 Aug

Dispensary Corner 22 Aug 17 - WHITE supremacists in the USA are somewhat ...


22 Aug

Liptember support - CHEMIST Warehouse is once again sponsoring the ...


22 Aug

Gardasil-9 for NIP - THE Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory committee (PBAC) has ...


22 Aug

Private in public hosp - THE Australian Federal Government Department of Health ...


22 Aug

VPA appointment - THE Victorian Pharmacy Authority has confirmed the ...


22 Aug

Bronchitol PBAC tick - LISTED pharmaceutical research firm Pharmaxis has welcomed ...


22 Aug

Pharmacy first for pain - SANOFI Consumer Healthcare has released new research ...


22 Aug

Monash pharmacy EDGE - THE Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ...


21 Aug

Weekly Comment 21 Aug 17: Don’t burn your bridges – Part 1 - This week's contributor is Amy Filicietti, Recruitment ...


21 Aug

Dispensary Corner 21 Aug 17 - THERE'S been a major fake tan fail ...


21 Aug

Healthscope sells medical centres - HEALTHSCOPE Limited on Fri confirmed the $55 ...


21 Aug

Generic orlistat - ARROW Pharma has announced the launch of ...


21 Aug

CW stocks SASMAR - SASMAR has announced that its Conceive Plus ...


21 Aug

Connect with CPD - NEXT week's Pharmacy Connect conference at the ...


21 Aug

JPPR vulnerable focus - THE latest issue of the flagship publication ...


21 Aug

Fake meds webinar - THE International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has announced ...


21 Aug

30% pharmacist pay rise push - PROFESSIONAL Pharmacists Australia has launched a campaign ...


21 Aug

Practice guidelines revised - THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has ...


18 Aug

Events Calendar 18 Aug 17 - 1-3 Sep: Pharmacy Connect; Hilton Hotel Sydney; ...



Show Pharmacy Daily items by month: