Flu jabs, 2016

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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Post by terra » 15 May 2016, 08:52

Let's not forget the pneumonia vaccine which is also free for us old folk.
http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/inter ... eumococcal
Last year I was hospitalised for a week with pneumonia and I reckon it's about as close to falling off my perch as I want to come.
So.....do yourself a favour ! :twocents-mytwocents:
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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Post by grandduke » 15 May 2016, 10:18

Strewth thanks Terra i will follow that next visit.
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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Post by Perrorist » 15 May 2016, 14:51

I didn't know that. I'll have to add it to my collection.

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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Post by terra » 16 May 2016, 17:36

....and don't forget to pencil in November 2016 !

that's when the Shingles vaccine will be free to those people aged 70 and over ! :wqoohoo

http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/inter ... s-20152307

http://www.janeprentice.com.au/News/ID/2210
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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Post by Perrorist » 16 May 2016, 18:44

I'll be up for it. Apparently you can get it more than once, and I'm itching to get it. Boom, tish!

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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Post by godfather » 16 May 2016, 18:53

In light of all the above I cannot understand why people refuse to have an immunisation shot, especially for young children!
Any wise explanations here?

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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Post by grandduke » 16 May 2016, 20:56

Yes Godfather, common sense is not very common. :character-oldtimer:
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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Post by terra » 16 May 2016, 20:57

If it's free, then some people don't want it.

Stick a hefty price tag on it and suddenly those same cynical people will queue up for it !

Just my humble opinion.
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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Post by Perrorist » 16 May 2016, 21:02

Not everyone likes to visit medical centres. Some are afraid of the needle. Some simply lack motivation.

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