Tag Archives: flu

Aussie flu vaccine set to begin trials across US

A more effective seasonal flu vaccine developed in South Australia is about to be tested in clinical trials across the US. Dr Nikolai Petrovsky, Flinders University Professor and Research Director of local company Vaxine, says his team has demonstrated that even though flu vaccines provide some protection, a lot more …

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Swamped hospitals’ A&E under pressure

Record numbers of patients are swamping emergency departments across NSW, with critically ill patients needing treatment within 10 minutes waiting for more than an hour at a major Sydney hospital. The rising numbers, well above population growth levels, show no sign of slowing as the state enters the winter flu …

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Knock out flu with a quick jab

Chemist Warehouse has again been offering Australians a convenient way to help protect themselves against the flu, with in-pharmacy flu immunisation clinics available across the country. With flu season imminent, the Australian government recommends an annual flu shot for all Australians aged over six months. Chemist Warehouse’s national flu campaign …

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WA boosts flu immunity

Community pharmacies across Western Australia are taking advantage of the state Health Department’s decision to include them in the National Immunisation Program’s campaign against flu, with fewer people expected to be afflicted with the disease this year in WA. Pharmacy Guild WA branch acting President Andrew Ngeow says increasing access …

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