Pharmacists given green light to vaccinate children

Tasmania lowers age limit for flu shots after successful meningococcal program

In an Australian first, Tasmanian pharmacists are now allowed vaccinate children as young as 10 against the flu.

Pharmacists given green light to vaccinate children

This is part of a winter health plan announced by state Minister for Health Michael Ferguson.

Pharmacists can begin vaccinating children once they receive a letter of authorisation from the health department, according to the Pharmacy Guild’s Tasmanian branch.

A number of pharmacists have already received their letters.

Guild Tasmania president John Dowling said the decision stemmed from

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