More vaccines were reported by three pharmacy banner groups in 2019 than recorded on the AIR by all pharmacy providers that year, new data shows

Pharmacists are substantially under-reporting vaccine administration, a new National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance report has shown.

Between 2016 and 2019, there were 576,780 pharmacist vaccinations recorded with the Australian Immunisation Register – the majority of which (78%) took place in 2019.

Pharmacist vaccinations accounted for 1.2% of the total encounters recorded in AIR from all providers over the 4 years and for 2.7% in 2019.

Published in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy 17th June 2020

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