Tag Archives: vaccination

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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Vaccination age lowered 

  The minimum age for pharmacist-administered vaccination in Queensland has been  lowered to 16 years. “Allowing trained pharmacists to administer vaccines will significantly increase the immunisation rates within the community and reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases,” Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Queensland Acting President Chris Campbell said. “The administration …

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PSA seeks re-elected government’s support

While welcoming the return of the Berejiklian government in NSW this week, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) asked for a commitment to supporting the role of pharmacists in the state’s healthcare system. PSA NSW President Professor Peter Carroll said pharmacists’ unique expertise in the safe and effective use of …

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TWC targets growth

TerryWhite Chemmart (TWC) is planning community pharmacy growth with a new marketing campaign and a series of strategic partnership programs part of its growth strategy. TWC CEO Anthony White told guests at the company’s annual State Network Meetings in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and Brisbane the new brand campaign …

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Stop septuagenarian shingles

Shingles can strike at any time and may be particularly devastating for the elderly, so healthcare professionals are reminded that funded vaccination protection is available for those aged over 70 years. Despite the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee’s recent rejection of an application for reimbursement related to the new shingles vaccine, …

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Flu dries up after record vaccinations

With only 52,000 cases of influenza reported this year, one fifth of last year’s 250,000 cases, Health Minister Greg Hunt has hailed the contribution of community pharmacies across Australia. This year’s successful primary care vaccination program helped deliver the lowest rates of flu in Australia since 2013 with a record …

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Wider range of pharmacist vaccinations in NSW

The NSW Government has announced that from January NSW community pharmacists will be able to administer a wider range of vaccinations. The scope of pharmacist-administered vaccinations will be expanded to include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (dTpa), in addition to the influenza vaccine. At the same time, the …

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