Tag Archives: vaccination

Peanut allergy vaccine to rewrite immune system

Peanut allergies could become a thing of the past as breakthrough research from the University of South Australia  develops a radically novel vaccination that’s poised to cure the potentially life threatening condition. Globally, the incidence of food allergies and related life-threatening anaphylaxis is increasing, with the World Allergy Organisation reporting …

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Kids for pharmacy vaccination in SA?

Pharmacists may be authorised to provide influenza vaccinations to children as young as 10 under regulation changes being considered by the South Australia government. Current regulations require a child to be at least 16 to receive a flu vaccination from a pharmacist in the state, but SA Minister for Health …

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How pharmacists can cut hospitalisations

A recent report showing that more than 179,000 Queensland hospitalisations were potentially preventable in 2017-18 has prompted a call for action from the Pharmacy Guild. Responding to the recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report,1 the Guild’s Queensland Branch President, Professor Trent Twomey, said community pharmacists are highly trained, …

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Pharmacists key in ACT healthcare submission

The ACT government is well positioned to more fully utilise the existing unique skill set of the 625 registered pharmacists in the territory, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, which has recommended four budget measures aimed at improving the region’s healthcare system. In its 2020-21 pre-budget submission, the PSA …

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Value of vaccines verified

A report demonstrating the immense benefit that vaccines provide to the community has been welcomed by Medicines Australia. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, ‘The burden of vaccine preventable disease in Australia’, shows vaccines benefit the community through avoiding, or reducing, ill health from vaccine preventable diseases. The …

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2019 worst year for flu

As the 2019 influenza season comes to an end, new flu-notification figures highlight that it has been the worst on record, surpassing the most recent peak year of 2017. In 2017, there were about 250,000 flu notifications, compared with this year’s 302,000. “This year 812 people tragically lost their lives …

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The flu shot explained

With the time to get vaccinated for the winter influenza season now upon us, a new ‘explainer’ article from national not-for-profit NPS MedicineWise provides evidence-based information to answer people’s questions about the flu shot. Flu is a major cause of illness, and experts agree that April to June is a …

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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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Immunisation call to action

A worryingly small 10 percent of Australians believe that children are part of the groups that should be immunised according to survey results published today by the Immunisation Coalition. Yet children and young adults can and do get influenza severely, as shown in 2017 when children less than 15 years …

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