Ramsay Pharmacy is urging Australians not to forget about their seasonal influenza vaccine
The group is concerned that with the unprecedented focus on the rollout of the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination program, people may forget their flu vaccine.
The group is reminding people that now is the perfect time to get immunised against the flu, as the federal government recalibrates its COVID-19 vaccination program and we head towards winter.
Ramsay Pharmacy’s general manager of Operations, Michelle Lynch, said Australian health authorities recommend most people to have their flu vaccination now, before COVID-19 vaccinations are opened up to the general public.
“The reason for this is that flu and COVID-19 shots need to be given at least a fortnight apart so now is a great time to book your flu shot before the COVID-19 vaccine rollout expands further,” Ms Lynch said.
She said Ramsay Pharmacy has more than doubled its number of immunisation-trained pharmacists to make sure it can meet demand for flu vaccines.
“Thirty-eight of our Ramsay Pharmacy sites participated in the administration of the flu vaccination program in 2020,” she said.
“We are now expanding to offer this important service in all 59 Ramsay Pharmacy community sites to help protect Australians.”