Pharmacists in NSW are now able to administer vaccinations outside of pharmacies in a move to protect the most vulnerable.
Announced by the NSW Government today, pharmacist will now be able to give vaccinations in residential aged care settings, Aboriginal Medical Services, private and public hospitals, community health centres as well as community pharmacies.
“This will be particularly beneficial to people having difficulties accessing vaccinations, such as those who may be housebound or residents of aged care facilities,” he said.
“At a time when our health care system is under extreme pressure due to COVID-19, increasing options for more people in NSW to access vaccinations is vital.”
This comes just two months after the NSW Government announced children as young as 10 could be given the flu vaccine by pharmacists – an attempt to increase vaccination rates across the state.
“We are seeing a particularly large uptake of people accessing the influenza vaccine this year and pharmacists continue to play a role in keeping our communities safe,” Prof. Carroll said.
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