New laws, introduced by the UK government, will now see midwives and paramedics able to administer influenza and COVID-19 vaccines (once available). Expanding the workforce responsible for administering vaccines will improve the public’s access to vaccination. These healthcare workers will undergo additional training to ensure patient safety is maintained. 

Currently doctors, accredited nurse immunisers, nurse practitioners and pharmacist immunisers can administer vaccines in Victoria. 

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The bmj: Midwives and paramedics can deliver flu and covid vaccines after new laws come into force