One-in-two Australians intend to skip their annual flu vaccination this year

A study released today by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia reveals that over one-in-two Australian adults intend to skip their annual flu shot, despite last year’s flu season being the worst on record since 2009.

The study also reveals that the majority of Australians don’t understand the infectious nature of the flu, especially the fact that it can remain active when airborne for 45 minutes or more (yuck!).

George Tambassis, President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia says that many Australian adults are misinformed about the seriousness of the flu and its highly infectious nature, saying “the flu virus can affect anyone, even the fit and healthy, so your best defence against the flu is vaccination.’

Now that the flu vaccination is available at pharmacy, it’s easier than ever to get the jab! Be sure to protect yourself and your family this winter.

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