Getting ready for the flu season

Getting ready for flu season vaccinations

Community pharmacies have been exceptionally well-experienced at delivering vaccinations over the last twelve months, and long before this pandemic, but as the country heads into the start of flu season, it’s always helpful to have a reminder about what’s needed to maintain QCPP Accreditation for Vaccination Services.

If you are delivering vaccinations, you must be accredited for Vaccination Services to maintain compliance with your QCPP Accreditation.

We have provided a Frequently Asked Questions section below, but as always, the QCPP Team are here to help, so please contact the Support Team for any questions you may have about Vaccination Services.

Vaccination Services - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am accredited for Vaccination Services?  
You can go online to the QCPP Customer Portal under Historical Assessments and your pharmacy services will be listed in the Final Report. If your pharmacy was last assessed prior to 1 October 2020, please contact the QCPP Support Team for your accreditation details.

What do I do to become accredited for Vaccination Services?
If you would like to add Vaccination Services to your QCPP accreditation, you can complete an Expansion of Services assessment through the QCPP Customer Portal.

Where do I find more information about QCPP Requirements for Vaccinations Services?
Head to the Quality Care 2020 Knowledge Hub Domain 5 for Pharmacy Services, under the Generic Requirements and Other Health Services sub-domains to find specific resources, links to State and Territory Vaccination Standards and FAQs about Vaccination Services.

Take me to more information on the QC2020 Knowledge Hub

Easter chocolate in the fridge?

As trusted members of the community, you can often receive chocolate as Easter gifts from patients and consumers who are grateful for your help and ongoing support.

But the eternal dilemma about chocolate in Australia is - should chocolate be kept in the fridge?

Our answer is: Not in the dispensary fridge!

However, we found a couple of resources from science and chocolate experts to answer the question about domestic chocolate storage. But we’ll leave it to you to decide which tastes better!


If you have any questions, the QCPP Support Team is here to help — please email or phone the QCPP Helpline on 1300 363 340 (9am-5pm AEST).

You can visit the QCPP website or Quality Care 2020 Knowledge Hub for more information.