Forum: Cheap flu vaccine not for high-risk patients


Pharmacist administers a vaccine. Source: PSA.
Pharmacist administers a vaccine. Source: PSA.

“Please correct me if I’m wrong, but this vaccination expert is effectively stating that any influenza vaccine currently available in Australia, being as I read it, the 2016 vaccine, should only be offered to healthy people.

To me, this clearly implies that those offering and /or advertising or promoting the currently available vaccine, be they GPs or pharmacists, should, as a matter of ethics and maintenance of professional standards, modify their advertising/promotions accordingly, so as to advise any patient in the at-risk groups to wait until April when the 2017 vaccine becomes available.”

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