Hunt man­dates flu vax

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

HEALTH Min­is­ter Greg Hunt has an­nounced his in­ten­tion to re­quire all work­ers within aged care fa­cil­i­ties in Aus­tralia to be im­mu­nised against in­fluenza.

Hunt said com­pul­sory vac­ci­na­tions would be in­tro­duced be­fore next year’s flu sea­son, with the mea­sure fol­low­ing an up­rece­dented se­ries of in­fluenza deaths in nurs­ing homes in Vic and Tas this win­ter.

He said chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer Bren­dan Mur­phy had been tasked with work­ing with the aged care sec­tor to im­ple­ment the ini­tia­tive.

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