The Australian Government has announced an expression of interest (EOI) process has begun for community pharmacies to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination program.

Participation is voluntary, with pharmacies needing to demonstrate their capacity, capability and ability to meet high safety standards.

Eligible pharmacies would be able to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to priority populations from phase 2a of the of Australian COVID-19 vaccination rollout strategy (expected to be in May 2021). They would be incentivised to provide both doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to increase uptake of the vaccine.

Read more about this in the Health Minister’s statement via the link below:

Community Pharmacy to join COVID-19 vaccine workforce