The Flu Shot Is Not Just For You!
Parkes Pharmacy will once again be administering the flu vaccination this year via our trusted and accredited pharmacists. These will be conducted in a safe and professional environment in our EasyClinic consultation room. And get this – you don’t need a script!
Why should you get a flu shot? The flu causes about 3,500 deaths and 18,000 hospitalisations yearly in Australia. It is responsible for around 10% of workplace sick days taken. The more people who get the flu shot, the less it can be spread through our community. The single most effective way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated between March and May.
Who’s eligible? Anyone above the age of 18 years. If you are over the age of 65 years, or pregnant, you are eligible to receive a free flu vaccination but you must see your GP to get it.
So how does it work? All you have to do is call to make an appointment or come into store at a time most convenient to you. There is a consent form to fill out and a short waiting time, and once you’ve been jabbed, it is recommended that you stay in store and browse for 10 minutes in case of an allergic reaction.
So, don’t delay! The waiting list has begun and the vaccinations will arrive at Parkes Pharmacy very soon. Updates will be loaded via our Facebook page. See you soon for your flu shot!