Pharmacists

Positive step for Vaccination in Queensland

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has today congratulated the Queensland Government on allowing pharmacists to administer flu vaccinations to patients over the age of 16. VIVA! Communications also supports this fantastic initiative that will increase the number of patients in Queensland who can benefit from access to vaccination by trained pharmacists in their local community…

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Australians unwilling to protect against fatal lung infection

Three-in-four Australian adults do not consider ‘life-threatening consequences’ as sufficient motivation to vaccinate against pneumococcal pneumonia. This is according to Lung Foundation Australia research released today (May 16, 2017) to mark Know Pneumonia Day. According to respiratory physician and Lung Foundation Australia Respiratory Infectious Disease Committee Chair, Associate Professor Lucy Morgan, Sydney, Australians are not being…

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Budget 2017: What it means for Australia’s health

Budget highlights for health: “The Government will establish the Medicare Guarantee Fund to secure the ongoing funding of the Medicare Benefits Schedule and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme into the future. “In this Budget, the Government will provide $1.0 billion to reintroduce indexation for certain items on the MBS. This will commence with General Practitioner (GP)…

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Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute launches Wellness Plan recommending age-related vaccinations as a preventative health measure

On March 19, 2017, The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne launched a publication designed to help Australians lead long, healthy and productive lives. Entitled ‘The Baker IDI Wellness Plan’, the publication includes a healthy action plan, healthy recipes and meal plans, tips for developing healthy habits, and a checklist of medical test recommendations…

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