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Pharmacy Alliance welcomes 700th store to nation’s largest independent member network

Pharmacy Alliance has today (November 7, 2019) welcomed the 700th pharmacy to its network, cementing its position as Australia’s largest, independent, member-based pharmacy network. The addition of Prahran Midnight Pharmacy, Melbourne represents Pharmacy Alliance’s ongoing commitment to arming independent pharmacies with the necessary tools and support to best serve their communities. Second-generation pharmacist and Managing…

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States & territories continuing to lower age for pharmacy flu vaccination

Victorian Health Minister, Jenny Mikakos, yesterday announced that children as young as 10 years of age will now be able to receive in-pharmacy flu vaccinations Victoria-wide. Victoria is the latest state to decrease the age of in-pharmacy flu vaccination this year, with the Tasmanian Government’s Winter Management Plan and Western Australia’s McGownan Government also extending…

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A pharmacist’s perspective on pneumococcal pneumonia

Pneumococcal pneumonia results in more than 77,000 hospitalisations and 4,000 deaths8 in Australia each year. Many of us carry pneumonia-causing bacteria in the back of our throats, which can take hold when the immune system becomes compromised or due to a viral infection such as the flu. Australians aged over 65 years are at significantly…

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Healthcare professionals recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Of the 1,214 Queen’s Birthday Honours awards announced yesterday, it was fantastic to see more than 130 of these were in medicine. Among a number of GPs recognised on the honours list, influenza specialist, A/Prof John Litt, Adelaide was made a member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to preventative medicine. VIVA! Communications has had…

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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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