Pharmacy Free Interpreting Service non-Medicare COVID-19 vaccinations

13 September 2021

Extension of the Free Interpreting Service to pharmacies for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to non-Medicare clients 

To support the Australian Government’s objective to encourage non-English speaking cohorts in the Australian community to be vaccinated against COVID-19, TIS National has temporarily extended the Free Interpreting Service to now cover non-Medicare patients receiving their COVID-19 vaccine.

Pharmacists are able to utilise interpreters from TIS National to assist in their consultations with patients and to ensure informed consent is given for COVID-19 vaccines. 

Pharmacists can use their existing TIS client code to request interpreters for both their Medicare and non-Medicare patients. If you are not already registered with TIS National, registration can be done online at

If you have any queries about the Free Interpreting Service, you can contact the TIS Free Interpreting Service Team on 1300 575 847 or email

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