Immunisation - Pharmacists

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AIR - Mandatory reporting 

 

Which vaccines can pharmacists administer?
COVID-19 Vaccine
EOI: Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

The online EOI response form will require community pharmacies to:

  • Provide information regarding their capability and site readiness as detailed in Attachment A
  • Submit information regarding their capacity, including information such as opening hoursstaffing levels and estimated number of vaccines able to be administered daily
  • Provide a declaration in relation to the responses included in the EOI.
Site requirements for COVID-19 vaccination 

Site readiness requirements for COVID-19 vaccination in community pharmacies - developed by the Australian Government in consultation with ATAGI and standards outlined in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
Mandatory reporting to the AIR - Australian Immunisation Register 

Mandatory reporting to the Australian Immunisation Register has been passed through the Australian Parliament in Feb 2020. See the Australian Immunisation Register Amendment (Reporting) Bill 2020.

When does this come into effect?

  • COVID-19 vaccines, once approved for use and administered in Australia must be reported to the AIR
  • Influenza vaccinations must be reported to the AIR from 1 March 2021
  • All other NIP vaccinations must be reported from 1 July 2021

AIR reporting - Guidelines for pharmacists

  • MedAdvisor - How to record immunisations and upload to AIR
  • GuildNG - How to submit vaccination records to the AIR

Penalties for failing to report 

Failing to report to the AIR will result in civil penalty of "30 penalty units", which equates to a fine of $6,660 according to the Crimes Act 1914. See Fines for Commonwealth offences

Immunisation Standards and Guidelines
Application Forms
Relevant Information
How to become a pharmacist immuniser: Accredited programs