Pharmacists to administer state-funded MMR vaccines in Victoria

'We are ensuring patients can get what they need, without needing a GP'

Victorian pharmacists will soon be allowed to administer MMR vaccines to patients as young as 16, following a suite of vaccination reforms by the state government.

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It is also funding the catch-up MMR vaccine in both general practices and pharmacies.

Victorian Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said: "We’re ... ensuring younger Victorians can get the vaccinations they need — without needing an appointment with a GP.”

“Nearly 90% of us live just a short walk or drive from a pharmacy, so this will make getting