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Star Discount Chemist Prospect

Local Prospect Road business, Star Discount Chemist Prospect, wants to raise some awareness about the increased importance of flu vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Flu and You

Winter is coming – and that means flu season is upon us. With the recent coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on our health system, it is now more important than ever that we understand the important role of vaccines in preventing infectious diseases.

Why should I get my flu vaccine?
The Influenza (flu) vaccination is recommended every year for any person 6 months of age and over to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with the flu and spreading it to the community. There is an emphasis on people who work in health care and who deal with vulnerable people being vaccinated to reduce the probability of passing on the disease. Due to the changing nature of the flu and its ability to mutate, the vaccine only typically works for between 3-4 months. As the strains of flu virus can change from year to year, receiving a flu vaccine every year provides the best protection against current flu virus strains.

Where should I get my flu vaccine?
You can get your vaccine at any place which is apart National immunisation provider or your local pharmacy. It is important you contact the location you wish to be vaccinated at to check availability and eligibility criteria.

The Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program allows GPs to provide free flu vaccines to eligible people, including:
• People aged 65 and older
• Pregnant women
• All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months or over
• People aged 6 months and older with medical conditions that put them at risk of complications from the flu
• Children 6 months to less than 5 years old.
Important things to remember about the flu shot:
• It is the best protection against getting and spreading the flu
• You may be eligible for a free flu vaccine from your doctor under the national immunisation program – speak to one of Star Discount Chemist’s pharmacists to see if you are eligible
• It helps protect the elderly and vulnerable from influenza
• It does not protect you against the Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Star Discount Chemist Prospect offers a range of services to help support the health and well-being of the community. This winter, protect yourself by getting your flu shot from one of their specially qualified pharmacists.

 

Contact the Star Discount Chemist Prospect team on 8344 2860 to find out more.

Star Discount Chemist Prospect
113 Prospect Rd, Prospect SA 5082
8344 2860
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