Early flu shots from pharmacies? Immunisation expert downplays concerns

Professor Robert Booy says early vaccination is OK in healthy adults.

Pharmacists are not risking the efficacy of the immunisation program by offering flu vaccinations in March ─ as long as they are giving them to healthy adults, an immunisation expert says.

Professor Robert Booy
Professor Robert Booy says high-risk patients might want to wait for their flu shot.

The AMA and RACGP have slammed pharmacy chains such as Chemist Warehouse — which has been advertising $11 shots this month — for offering early flu