Organisations delivering immunisation programs: Information guide and application form
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The Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulation 2011, sub regulation 18(3) provides authorisation for a registered health practitioner determined by the Minister, to administer vaccine without a medical order. The authorisation is conditional to the administration being in accordance the Vaccine Administration Code.
To meet the requirements of the legislation, a vaccine must be administered by:
Specified immunisation programs are defined as:
Vaccine administration for the specified immunisation programs must be in accordance with the current recommendations as published in the online Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Vaccines cannot be administered for the purposes of travel and the management of a tetanus prone wound.
Vaccines cannot be administered under the Code if they are not administered as part of a specified program.
Recognised health facilities are organisations that do not need to seek approval from the Minister for Health and Wellbeing (the Minister). These organisations include incorporated hospitals, SA Ambulance Service, councils and council subsidiaries.
Organisations wanting to administer vaccines as part of a specified immunisation program without medical orders require approval from the Minister.
The Organisations delivering immunisation programs: Information guide (PDF 240KB) programs: Information guide (PDF 240KB) outlines the requirements to become an approved organisation, including the application form (refer to appendix 1).
In addition, organisations seeking approval will need to apply to register with the Australian Immunisation Register see How to register as a provider and obtain access to AIR Information Guide (PDF 298KB) .
SA Health is currently reviewing the processes for the approval of other organisation and is not processing applications at present. We apologise for any inconvenience.
See the list of SA Health approved pharmacies (PDF 412KB) to deliver immunisation services in South Australia.
Organisations who are approved to deliver approved immunisation programs include: