The Department of Health and Aged Care and the Pharmacy Programs Administrator (PPA) would like to announce that the National Immunisation Program Vaccinations in Pharmacy (NIPVIP) Program will commence on 1 January 2024, with registration and claiming available on the PPA Portal from this time.

The NIPVIP Program will increase patient access and affordability of vaccinations to help protect our community from vaccine preventable diseases. Under the program, pharmacies can receive a payment of $18.85 per vaccination for the administration of National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccines in a pharmacy setting, for individuals aged 5 years and over. The NIP vaccines that can be administered by pharmacies are determined by state and territory legislation.

Service Providers who are interested in participating should familiarise themselves with the NIPVIP Program Rules  and FAQs which are now available on the NIPVIP Program webpage . A NIPVIP User Guide is available on the NIPVIP webpage to provide guidance on registration and claiming for when the program goes live in the PPA Portal on 1 January 2024.