Supporting your practice Childhood Vaccinations

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It is estimated that, globally, vaccines save 2–3 million children’s lives each year. Australian pharmacists have long played a role in the advocacy of childhood vaccination, and in recent years jurisdictional regulations have been amended enabling pharmacists to
administer some vaccines to children. The types of vaccines that can be administered by pharmacists to children differ across states and territories; however, there is a trend to increase the number of these vaccines to improve vaccination accessibility and promote public health.
This article covers key pharmacist considerations when providing counselling and education, and when advocating for and administering vaccinations to children. These can be considered in addition to any relevant legislative and ethical obligations
applicable to the administration of vaccines to children in the pharmacist’s practising state or territory
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-36
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Pharmacist
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2023


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