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Free meningococcal vacs in Tas

The state government in Tasmania is extending the free vaccination program against meningococcal disease – and pharmacists can administer it to children. Under the broader program announced yesterday (July 26), eligible Tasmanians will receive a free meningococcal vaccine from either a GP, a pharmacist (for children aged 10 and older), …

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Shingles vaccine not a priority

In a recent IQVIA Medibus survey of GPs, almost 80 per cent of those surveyed said they ‘always’ or ‘often’ recommend Zostavax (Zoster Virus Vaccine Live Oka/Merck) to their 70-79-year-old patients. This is the only government-funded shingles vaccine available on the National Immunisation Program. However, 45 per cent of GPs surveyed said they …

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