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Western Australia is the latest state to expand pharmacist vaccination, allowing several vaccines to be administered to 16-year-olds WA Health Minister Roger Cook has announced that pharmacists will be able …

People in regional and rural NSW are being warned to get vaccinated and take other steps to guard against Q fever Drought and high winds may increase the risk of …

Health authorities in WA and NSW have issued warnings about new cases of measles – and in two cases the infected person visited pharmacies According to the West Australian, the …

The PSA has again called for a national approach to pharmacist vaccination, following the release of a study which looked at people with waning immunity who contracted measles The study, …

Research into measles cases in Victoria has shown some people who were hospitalised with the disease had been vaccinated at least once in the past, but their immunity had waned …

A Priceline Pharmacy is among a number of locations visited by a person who may have been able to transmit measles, as Victoria Health issues another warning about the disease …

As Australia enters federal election mode, it’s been a busy week in politics and in pharmacy This week Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the much-anticipated federal election, setting the date …

With another new case of measles identified in NSW and Queensland, Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced an awareness campaign about the disease and its vaccine The campaign follows the …

Jessica Kaufman, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Margie Danchin, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, take a look at how everyone can spread the pro-vaccination message The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named …

by Peter Hobbins, University of Sydney At Sydney’s enormous Rookwood Cemetery, a lichen-spotted headstone captures a family’s double burden of grief. The grave contains the remains of 19-year-old Harriet Ann …

A measles outbreak in NSW – where pharmacists have just been granted the ability to administer the MMR vaccine – has prompted health stakeholders to alert consumers Last week, residents …

Rubella has been officially eradicated in Australia, the World Health Organization has announced “The elimination of rubella is a great day for public health in Australia and sends a powerful …