New guide on consultation rooms for flu jabs

The Guild has created a new guide to help pharmacists understand the specific requirements for consultation rooms to administer flu vaccines in community pharmacies.

The resource gives a general overview of the regulations pharmacy owners need to comply with in order to provide a vaccination service to their customers in their pharmacies.

Pharmacists wanting to provide a vaccination service in their pharmacy need to meet specific requirements under the relevant state and territory regulation or standard. These requirements may be different in each state or territory.

The guide covers each requirement for vaccination rooms including the consult room’s dimensions, sound-proofing needs, seating and access to washing facilities.

The guide also helps clear the confusion surrounding the detailed needs to set-up a vaccination services in pharmacies.

Guild members can now see at a glance what regulations they need to first meet in their state to offer a vaccination service to their customers while also comparing the differences in other jurisdictions.

A recent AJP poll showed that 41% of participants have one private consulting room, while another 21% had more than one.

Nine per cent said they had a booth or otherwise partially private area, and 6% said that while they have a room, it’s used as a storeroom.

Another 9% were considering implementing a consulting room.

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