Pharmacists claim success over flu vaccination scheme

Pharmacists have brushed off GP concerns about in-store flu vaccinations, declaring last year's program a success in reaching patients who would otherwise have been unimmunised.

A review of a WA program in which flu vaccinations were offered by 76 retail pharmacies found that they provided 15,621 vaccinations between March and October 2015 with no major adverse events.

The pharmacies reported high demand for the trivalent flu vaccination for which they charged  $20-30 - even though it was free from GPs for one in six of those who opted to pay, mostly because they were over