Pharmacy flu-vax pilot announced

About 100 pharmacies will begin offering flu vaccinations as part of a major pilot program to be launched later this year.

It is being seen as another step towards the expansion of the pharmacist's role and comes a month after the Pharmacy Board of Australia declared that administering vaccinations was within the scope of the profession's practice.

The Queensland-based trial begins in April and is expected to run through the 2014 flu season, with patients being charged between $25 to $30 for a vaccination.

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