Why we will not be doing vaccinations this year

A WA pharmacy has made an impassioned plea to the government to better fund professional services in pharmacy after deciding to close its financially unviable vaccination program.

Pharmacist Raquel Tassone (pictured) says Mt Claremont Pharmacy, Perth, will not to repeat a flu vaccination program it ran last year because, after hiring a nurse to administer the vaccines, the service would have run at a loss.

In a submission to the Remuneration Review, Ms Tassone, a co-owner of the pharmacy, explained how she took pride in providing the community with high-quality professional