Pharmacists lobby to administer all vaccines

Pharmacists say their pilot flu vaccination programs have been such a great success that they should be given the right to administer all vaccines under the National Immunisation Program.

Pharmacy Guild Vaccination Committee member Paul Rees, a retail pharmacist in Perth, says figures from WA show that pharmacies delivered 24,000 flu vaccinations in the previous season with high rates of consumer satisfaction an no major adverse events

There is a strong case for extending immunisation scope because the figures showed that pharmacists were providing vaccinations to people who would otherwise not