Top doctor blasts pharmacists over old flu vax

'Competitive pressures' led to immunisation with previous year's vax, says AMA president Dr Tony Bartone
Dr Tony Bartone
AMA president Dr Tony Bartone.

Pharmacists use “old vaccine stock” on patients to get a jump on their competitors, AMA president Dr Tony Bartone has suggested on national radio.

In the latest salvo in the AMA’s turf war with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Dr Bartone claimed “competitive pressures” led to vaccination with older stock before the free vaccine became available.