Who was vaccinated in Australia’s first Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot?

Nissen, Lisa, Lau, Esther, Kastrissios, Helen, Campbell, Chris, Glass, Beverley, & Drovandi, Aaron (2015) Who was vaccinated in Australia’s first Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot? In 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 29 September - 3 October 2015, Düsseldorf, Germany. (Unpublished)

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Background: The Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot which ran in 2014 was Australia’s first to allow pharmacists vaccination.

Aim: The aim was to explore demographics of people vaccinated by a pharmacist, and their satisfaction with the service.

Method: Demographics and previous influenza vaccination experiences were recorded using GuildCare software, and participants completed a ‘post-vaccination satisfaction survey’ after their influenza vaccination.

Results: A total of 10889 participant records were analysed and >8000 participants completed the post-vaccination survey. Males accounted for 37% of participants, with the majority of participants aged between 45-64 years (53%). Overall, 49% of participants had been vaccinated before, the majority at a GP clinic (60%). Most participants reported receiving their previous influenza vaccination from a nurse (61%). Interestingly, 1% thought a pharmacist had administered their previous vaccination, while 7% were unsure who had administered it. It was also of note that approximately 10% of all participants were eligible to receive a free vaccination from the National Immunisation Program, but opted to receive their vaccine in a pharmacy. Overall, 95% were happy to receive their vaccination from a pharmacy in the future and 97% would recommend this service to other people.

Conclusion: Participants were overwhelmingly positive in their response to the pharmacist vaccination pilot. These findings have helped pave the way for expanding the scope of practice for pharmacists with the aim to increase vaccination rates across the state.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
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