Pharmacists and doctors trade jabs over child flu vax
Under changes announced on Thursday by Health Minister Jenny Mikakos, from April 2020, parents will be able to take their children aged between 10 and 16 years to the pharmacy to get vaccinated against influenza. Click here for the full article.
“Allowing pharmacists to immunise people from 10 years of age gives families another opportunity to access the flu vaccine which may overcome time and geographical barriers. It’s a great step forward to ultimately improve coverage across Victoria.” Annie Cobbledick – Immunisation Pharmacist, RCH.
Pharmacists can vaccinate adults against whooping cough, measles and the flu, but it might cost you more
Vaccines have long been available from the GPs and nurses; however, in recent years laws have changed to add pharmacists to the list of health professionals who can give select vaccines without a prescription. Click here for the full article.
For further information regarding Pharmacist immunisers, please refer to our MVEC reference page – Pharmacist Immunisers.