Member for Murray Damian Drum has issued a timely reminder to residents of the importance of getting a flu vaccination.
Mr Drum says having his flu shot recently highlighted the value of these services within the community.
‘‘This demonstrates how easy it is for anyone to get their flu shot with trained community pharmacists who are able to directly administer the vaccine,’’ he said.
‘‘What this means is that anyone can come to a pharmacy which provides this service and ensure they are protected against this year’s flu strain.’’
Mr Drum said this was particularly important for pregnant women and the elderly in the community.
‘‘The availability of this vaccination by pharmacists assists the community’s access to protection against the flu,’’ he said.
‘‘Flu viruses are constantly changing, and vaccines may be updated each year to protect against the most recent and common strains.’’