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 pharmacists, and 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:
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.