Immunisation Update: Pharmacist Administered Vaccination Program

The Victorian Government is expanding its existing pharmacist immuniser program to include the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, and lowering the age of access to 16 years and over.

As of 22 October 2018, pharmacist immunisers will be authorised to administer influenza, pertussis-containing and measles-mumps-rubella vaccines to all Victorians aged 16 years and over, influenza and pertussis-containing vaccines to Victorians aged 16 years and over.

This change reflects the Victorian Government’s commitment to increasing access to vaccination for all Victorians and ensuring that there are a range of convenient vaccination options available to protect those people most at risk of vaccine-preventable disease.

More information about this change can be found on the Chief Health Officer noticeboard