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A new NCIRS information sheet ‘Vaccines from community pharmacy – at a glance’ has been developed for consumers and healthcare professionals. This resource provides information on which vaccines you can get from your local pharmacy, who can get them and if these vaccines are free.
In the past few years, an increasing number of vaccines have been made available direct to the public from community pharmacies as a result of changes in legislation that allow appropriately trained pharmacists to administer vaccines. While most vaccines continue to be given in general practice and immunisation clinics, being able to be vaccinated in a community pharmacy provides consumers an option of where they can seek vaccination.
However, which vaccines can be administered, who can get these vaccines and if the vaccine is free depend on a number of factors and vary by location. This resource aims to answer these questions by providing a guide of what is permissible in each state and territory.
It is noted that not all pharmacies will offer vaccination services and consumers should directly contact their local community pharmacy for more information.
View the information sheet here.
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