Evaluation of the Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program

Evaluation of the Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services engaged HealthConsult to evaluate to Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program.  Key objectives of the evaluation were to assess the accessibility, quality, safety, workforce impact, effectiveness and sustainability of the program.  This evaluation involved a mixed method evaluation approach, guided by the development of a comprehensive evaluation framework.  Evaluation data collection included review of available documentation and data, survey of participating pharmacies, pharmacists and consumers, as well as targeted one on one interviews with pharmacists and key stakeholders.  Ethics approval was sought and granted for the conduct of the evaluation.  Triangulation of the analysis of all data sources informed the assessment of the performance of the Program against the stated objectives.  The project commenced in February 2017 and concluded in February 2018.