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Are you a Pharmacist Vaccinator?

Pharmacist vaccinators in selected community pharmacies are expected to administer COVID-19 vaccines (COVAX) when available to Phase 2 priority populations as part of the Federal Government's immunisation plan. Pharmacists are able to be employed in other care settings (such as in a general practice medical centre or at a Pfizer Hub) for both the Primary Care EOI and the Surge Workforce arrangements, however.

Pharmacist vaccinators will need to undergo specific training in the COVID-19 vaccines, which will be the same for all health care workers administering COVID-19 vaccines. This is in addition to meeting the requirements of being a pharmacist vaccinator in your state / territory.

If you have not yet completed a vaccination course, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has available PSA Essential Training (First Aid and CPR) and the PSA Immunisation Training courses.

Raven's Recruitment will be called upon to provide Locum Pharmacists who are trained and certified vaccinators and so we ask you to complete this form so that we can best assist with the upcoming influenza season and COVAX rollout.

Update 1: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine training open, AstraZeneca shortly

In a statement launching the training on Monday, 8 February 2021, Minister Hunt said the first modules are aimed at health professionals in hospitals who will administer the Pfizer vaccine, with modules for the AstraZeneca vaccine to come shortly. Minister Hunt said the Pfizer vaccine remains on track for a late February start, with an early March commencement for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Update 2: Covid-19 Vaccination (COVAX) Training available now

In preparation for Australia’s vaccine rollout, the Australian Government has partnered with the Australian College of Nursing to develop and deliver free and accredited training modules for individuals involved in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. This will ensure the workforce is competent in the safe management and administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

To enrol in the course immunisation providers will be required to have already undertaken routine immunisation training specific to their profession and hold a current practising registration. Immunisation providers will be required to provide their Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) number and date of birth to enrol.