Pharmacists are being invited to register an expression of interest to complete the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) nationally accredited vaccination course “APPIMM806A Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations.” The course has been accredited following the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot (QPIP).
It is likely that the accreditation of the course will again flare up debate about whether pharmacists should be able to administer vaccines, with the former President of the Australian Medical Association Dr Steve Hambleton having called for QPIP to be stopped in early 2014.
Grant Kardachi, National President of the PSA has said that the course was modelled on, and adapted from pharmacist-specific training used overseas and locally by a total of more than 150,000 pharmacists.
Pharmacists interested in registering an expression of interest for the program should contact the PSA.
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