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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 severity of this year’s flu season can’t be written off as just an increase in reporting, an expert says According to Department of Health and Ageing statistics, there have …

Millions in funding to go towards detecting high-risk contagious diseases and biological agents of security concern The federal government is allocating $27 million towards the planning and response for a …

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 …

Pharmacists could be forgiven for having an identity crisis this week, after a slew of analogies were used to criticise the sector First, pharmacists’ scope of practice was compared to …

Queensland pharmacies have delivered more than 1500 flu vaccinations to state employees The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch has announced the success of the 2017 Guild Corporate Vaccination Program, …

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 …

Australians have less than a week to get the flu vaccination if they want protection, an expert says “Flu is here,” says Professor Robert Booy, Professor of Infectious Diseases at …

Australian researchers have developed a world-first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving medical treatment The High-risk Influenza Screen Test (HIST) measures “an early warning signal” released …

Pharmacists can help people with colds understand the importance of not ‘soldiering on,’ writes Karalyn Huxhagen Today was a bitterly cold, rainy and dark day in my home town. The …

We take a look back at the week in community pharmacy This week, penalty rates were back on the agenda, as the Fair Work Commission announced the phase-in dates for …

Sizeable proportion of MPs put their arms on the line in support of pharmacist-administered vaccinations   Almost one in five federal politicians have given the best possible support for expanded …