Greenlight for pharmacists to administer vax in care homes: WA

The state government has approved a Pharmaceutical Society of Australia request to extend pharmacists' operations

The AMA has slammed a move allowing WA pharmacists to give vaccines in aged care facilities and hospitals as a “voracious” expansion push which will further fragment patient care.

A decision by the WA Government will allow pharmacists to provide vaccinations in settings other than their community pharmacies, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) WA branch said in a statement on Monday.

These include aged care settings, public and private hospitals and community health centres.

But AMA WA president Dr Andrew Miller says the move will be