Pharmacist vaccinations

Pharmacists have been vaccinating in the NT since 2015.

On 29 May 2020 the NT Chief Health Officer approved two new protocols for pharmacist vaccinations.

The age criteria for influenza vaccine has changed allowing people 10 years and over to be vaccinated by a pharmacist.

All other approved vaccinations remain unchanged at 16 years and over.

Pharmacists must complete a further training unit to vaccinate children 10 to 15.

Pharmacists adhering to the Protocol may administer:

  • Influenza Vaccine - 10 years and over
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR Vaccine) – 16 years and over
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis Vaccine – 16 years and over

Pharmacists vaccinating at pharmacy premises

Please note that premises must comply with Pharmacy Premises Standard PS5.  

PS5 is mandated and pharmacy owners must have the immunisation room inspected prior to commencing a new immunisation service. There is no need to have your immunisation room reinspected if it has been previously approved.

Pharmacists vaccinating outside pharmacy premises

Pharmacists must adhere to the following protocol which is equivalent to those for nurse vaccinators providing immunisation programs:

Further Information

If you are a pharmacist, pharmacy owner or manager of a pharmacy and you are interested in providing an immunisation service please contact:

Mr Peter Kern
Registrar Pharmacy Premises Committee

peter.kern@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 03 June 2020

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