Making it easier for kids to get the flu shot

The state government is helping families in Brimbank stay safe this winter by making it easier for kids to get their annual flu vaccine.

Community pharmacists across Victoria can now administer the seasonal flu vaccine to anyone aged over five years, boosting the number of vaccine providers by 600.

Health minister Martin Foley said: “This will be the first time in two years, that Victoria will face a real flu season, this change is about making it even easier for busy mums and dads to get their kids vaccinated from the flu.”

“So next time you’re at your pharmacy, roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated against the flu, it not only protects you but also those around you.

“Help your family stay safe this winter by getting vaccinated, getting tested if you have any symptoms and staying home while unwell.”