Pharmacists given green light to vaccinate children
In an Australian first, Tasmanian pharmacists are now allowed vaccinate children as young as 10 against the flu.
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