“Pharmacies have no proven record that they are safe or appropriate locations for such a private and potentially risky clinical procedure as vaccination.”
“The AMA believes that general practice is the appropriate location for vaccination, with the procedure conducted by a highly-trained and accredited GP or by an appropriately trained and qualified general practice nurse under the supervision of a GP.
“Vaccinations outside general practice must be subject to the same proficiency and quality requirements as those provided in general practice,” Dr Hambleton said.
Full media release
AMA Position Statement: Vaccinations Outside of General Practice - 2011