Administering Injections

Pharmacists, pharmacy students and interns are permitted to administer vaccines to any patient five years or older for 13 vaccine preventable diseases under certain circumstances specified in the regulations.

In order to administer injections, members must have completed an OCP-approved injection training course and register their training with the College.

Pharmacists, pharmacy students and interns may also administer the influenza vaccine within the context of Ontario”™s Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP). Pharmacies must apply to participate in the UIIP through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Additionally, pharmacists may also administer injections for the purposes of patient education and demonstration (only substances specified in schedule 1).