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Pharmacists are the worst culprits when it comes to working while sick, new data suggests A study published in the American Journal of Infection Control showed that more than 40% …

Victoria has hit a figure just shy of 95% of five year olds fully immunised, which the Andrews State Government says supports its vaccination policies The Victorian Government has announced …

Parents need accurate information about vaccine preventable diseases, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The Immunise Australia Program website contains a wealth of information relating to immunisation of all age groups and ethnicity. …

A national approach to pharmacist-administered vaccines could help boost immunisation rates, one pharmacy academic says The University of Sydney’s Professor Peter Carroll, who with colleague Jane Hanrahan investigated how influenza …

As the ACT fights an “unusually high” incidence of whooping cough, pharmacies have reminded consumers that they’re ready to help As reported over the weekend, the ACT had the highest incidence …

Experts have called for greater access to and takeup of flu vaccination, as Australia endures a likely record-breaking season But this doesn’t extend to pharmacies being able to vaccinate children …

The Turnbull Government has launched a “Get the Facts about Immunisation” campaign to encourage childhood vaccination In launching the campaign, Health Minister Greg Hunt said that the Government knows parents …

Four of the most lethal infectious diseases of our time and how we’re overcoming them Spanish flu killed more people than the Great War that preceded it. And tuberculosis even …

South Australians are being warned to get vaccinated against whooping cough as cases soar Latest data show a 50% increase in cases compared to the same time last year. To …

Worrying attitudes towards colds and flu have been highlighted by a new survey Nearly 40% of Australian adults prefer to “push through regardless” and carry on as normal when they …

South Australian pharmacists can now offer vaccination for more infectious diseases… and doctors aren’t happy Jack Snelling, South Australia’s health minister, announced that people aged 16 and over will now …

SHPA will be launching a new framework for its members on 1 June, covering 26 specialty practice streams from cardiology and compounding to rural practice and women’s health The new model will …