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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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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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