Pharmacist Vaccinations

Pharmacist vaccinations

Did you know that adults in the ACT can be immunised against the flu and whooping cough from their local pharmacist without a prescription?

Under the ACT Pharmacist Vaccination Standards, adults aged over 18 years can get their flu and whooping cough vaccination from a pharmacist.

Not all community pharmacies offer vaccination services. Consumers are encouraged to ask their local pharmacy about whether they provide vaccination services and vaccination costs.

Pharmacists are not currently permitted to vaccinate pregnant women or children (aged less than 18 years) against the flu or whooping cough. Pregnant women or parents of children are encouraged to discuss vaccination services with their preferred medical practitioner or maternal and child health clinic.

All pharmacists must undertake additional training before they offer vaccinations to people against the flu or whooping cough. Pharmacists should view the ACT Pharmacist Vaccination Standards for specific information about the administration of vaccines.

For more information, please see the ACT Pharmacist Vaccination Standards or contact the Health Protection Service on hps@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 1700.