​​​​​​​​​The NSW Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (clause 48A) authorises appropriately trained pharmacists in NSW to administer selected vaccines, otherwise than on a prescription, to selected patients. The vaccines and conditions on their administration are specified in the Authority – Supply of vaccines by pharmacistsand the mandatory NSW Pharmacist Vaccination Standards. More information is available on the NSW pharmacist vaccination program web page.

A registered pharmacist initiating and administering vaccines under his/her own authority must comply with the following three components of clause 48A of the NSW Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 which prescribes rules for:

  • completing an accredited vaccination training course
  • conducting vaccinations under the NSW Pharmacist Vaccination Standards
  • recording each vaccination.

This provision applies to a pharmacist who holds general registration or provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. A pharmacist with provisional registration who has completed an accredited vaccination training course may initiate and administer vaccines only when under the supervision of a pharmacist who holds general registration, has completed an accredited vaccination training course and has determined the vaccination is appropriate for the particular person.

Current as at: Monday 18 December 2023
Contact page owner: Pharmaceutical Services