A super plan

Victoria is the latest state to announce it will allow pharmacists to provide vaccination services, as it ramps up a government-led push for expanded pharmacy services.

The state’s Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, today announced tenders to deliver the government’s Super Pharmacies Initiative are now open. This scheme will provide five 24-hour, 7-day-a-week pharmacies by June 2016.

The pharmacies will offer round-the-clock services, with a nurse present between 6pm and 10pm daily to provide basic care, face-to-face advice and treatment for minor injury