Flu jab program nets over $41k for Queensland pharmacies


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Queensland pharmacies have delivered more than 1500 flu vaccinations to state employees

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch has announced the success of the 2017 Guild Corporate Vaccination Program, which supported member pharmacies to administer influenza vaccinations to employees from five State Government departments.

Queensland Branch President, Tim Logan said that 250 member pharmacies administered 1,527 vaccinations to State Government employees, as a part of the eight week program.

“The wide-reaching network of Guild members across metropolitan and regional Queensland provided Department employees with a safe and convenient location to receive their flu vaccination,” Mr Logan said.

“The remunerated program resulted in $41,712 worth of additional income for Queensland member pharmacies and, importantly, established health benefits for state Department employees who may not have otherwise received their flu vaccination.

“We look forward to growing the corporate vaccination program in the future, to include more eligible employees as well as participating member pharmacies,” Mr Logan said.

The Queensland Branch partnered with GuildLink to provide access to the new cloud based GuildCare NG platform to manage bookings for vaccinations administered as part of the program.

GuildLink CEO, Ross Gallagher said the GuildCare NG platform reduced manual processes for the participating pharmacies and Department employees.

“GuildCare NG allowed Department employees to instantly book online, at their preferred pharmacy and location, providing a streamlined process for both the employee and the pharmacy.

“We look forward to expanding the platform to encompass more efficiencies for future vaccination programs,” Mr Gallagher said.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch has commenced planning for an expanded Corporate Vaccination Program to facilitate the 2018 flu season.

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2 Comments

  1. Gavin Mingay
    07/07/2017

    Don’t anyone tell Ms Dunlevy – all those millionaire pharmacists making money from disease prevention…

  2. Philip Smith
    08/07/2017

    $41712/1527 = $27.36 cost per patients, I assume Net in title means Gross? at a price of around $10 a vaccine so $17.36 a vaccine or $26,508.72 across 250 pharmacies = $106.03 profit before paying staff, First aid course/CPR, Anaphylaxis kit consumables.
    Things improve to $166.84 per pharmacy if that was the “Net” profits in the figures.

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