2 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered by pharmacists!
Yet another milestone has been achieved by Australian pharmacists, who have now administered more than 2 million COVID-19 vaccines to patients.
As of yesterday, 90 percent of the population aged over 16 years has received their first dose of the vaccine, with more than 37 million doses administered nationally.
PSA National President, A/Prof Chris Freeman, thanked pharmacists for going above and beyond to protect their communities and discussed the transition into the National Booster Program.
“In the space of one month, pharmacists have doubled the number of vaccinations they have administered, with more than 2 million now recorded – and I thank you for the part you have played in delivering the national vaccination strategy.
“Pharmacists’ contribution to the roll out to-date has helped to propel Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT out of lockdown, right in time for the summer holiday period – allowing people to visit their loved ones and getting Australians back into work.
“Select pharmacies now have all three COVID-19 vaccines; Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca available – so regardless of what stage you’re at in your vaccination journey, speak with your local pharmacist about which vaccine is best for you.
“As Australia begins to open up and as vaccination hubs revert to pre-pandemic arrangements, we will see pharmacies will become critical access points for 6-month boosters, along with other vaccinations like the seasonal influenza vaccination. In preparation for this, it is essential that we have an appropriate funding model in place that adequately remunerates pharmacists to continue to deliver this essential service,” he said.
PSA is dedicated to supporting pharmacists in delivering all COVID-19 vaccines both safely and effectively to the public.
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