The Modern Pharmacist

The Modern Pharmacist

Community Pharmacies are the most frequently accessed and most accessible health destination in Australia with over 462 individual patient visits each year. For many years pharmacists have consistently been named among the top five most trusted professionals in national surveys. Let’s get to know your friendly neighbourhood pharmacist.


Pharmacists are the most accessible primary health care service. They do much more than just filling your prescription

Pharmacists can:

  • Advise patients on how their medicines are to be taken and check for interactions with other medicines or vitamins
  • Advise members of the public on non-prescription medicines, and other products
  • Administer vaccinations – flu shots, COVID vax, MMR, Whooping cough and more
  • Prescribe antibiotics for urinary tract infections
  • Basic first aid and wound care
  • Organise and provide weekly medication packing
  • Make medicines that aren’t commercially available or have been discontinued by manufacturer eg. Creams, mixtures, pessaries, capsules
  • Medical certificates

Ask Your Pharmacist

In more recent times pharmacists in your community pharmacy have had their range of health services expanded to help you and your family live healthier lives. Services your pharmacy may offer could include

  • Vaccination clinic
  • Diabetes clinic
  • Asthma clinic
  • Pain clinic

COVID Vaccination

Pharmacists are administering the COVID-19 vaccination. It’s a quick, easy and seamless experience. You can get a vaccination certificate and the service will transmit to the Australian Immunisation register in real time.

Book your vaccination online at one of the Alive Pharmacy Warehouse providers at our vaccination booking portal.

World Pharmacist Day 2021