FREE FLU VACCINATIONS
Pregnant women and people aged 65 and older will have access to free flu vaccinations at selected Unichem & Life community pharmacies across New Zealand. The vaccinations will be available from April 1 following an announcement from government drug agency Pharmac. Influenza, or the flu, can be a serious illness to people of all ages. More than 1.2 million
New Zealanders are vaccinated annually and in 2016, figures showed 67 per cent of over 65 year olds and 18 per cent of pregnant women received a flu vaccination. Details of people who receive the free flu vaccine in pharmacies are made available to their GP.