Sticking it to diseases: Vaccines now available from chemists

According to NSW Health, trained pharmacists are now able to give specific vaccine injections to anyone over the age of 16.

I applaud this move and encourage residents to get immunised against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough and the measles, mumps and rubella, if they have not done so already.

However, people eligible for free government-funded vaccines (children under five, Aboriginal people, those with chronic illnesses, pregnant women and people over 65 years of age) will need to visit their GP.

Steff Wills