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Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Posted: 15 May 2016, 08:52
by terra
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:

Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Posted: 15 May 2016, 10:18
by grandduke
Strewth thanks Terra i will follow that next visit.

Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Posted: 15 May 2016, 14:51
by Perrorist
I didn't know that. I'll have to add it to my collection.

Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Posted: 16 May 2016, 17:36
by terra
....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

Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Posted: 16 May 2016, 18:44
by Perrorist
I'll be up for it. Apparently you can get it more than once, and I'm itching to get it. Boom, tish!

Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Posted: 16 May 2016, 18:53
by godfather
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?

:thinking: :thinking: :thinking:

Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Posted: 16 May 2016, 20:56
by grandduke
Yes Godfather, common sense is not very common. :character-oldtimer:

Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Posted: 16 May 2016, 20:57
by terra
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.

Re: Flu jabs, 2016

Posted: 16 May 2016, 21:02
by Perrorist
Not everyone likes to visit medical centres. Some are afraid of the needle. Some simply lack motivation.