Chemist now of­fers flu vac­ci­na­tions

Southern Telegraph - - Health & Beauty -

Lead­ing phar­macy group Terry White Chemists Rock­ing­ham is ex­pect­ing to dou­ble the num­ber of flu vac­ci­na­tions it ad­min­is­ters this flu sea­son, with mem­bers of the pub­lic now able to ac­cess flu vac­ci­na­tions in phar­ma­cies through­out Aus­tralia for the first time.

Terry White Chemists Rock­ing­ham has spe­cially trained and ac­cred­ited phar­ma­cists avail­able and is ex­cited to be able to ad­min­is­ter the vac­ci­na­tions to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Phar­macy man­ager Vahid Kha­lessi said vac­ci­na­tion was the single best way for peo­ple to pro­tect them­selves from the flu this win­ter.

“More peo­ple than ever are turn­ing to their lo­cal phar­ma­cist for flu vac­ci­na­tions due to the con­ve­nience and ease of the ser­vice,” Mr Kha­lessi said.

“Flu vac­ci­na­tions help your body de­velop an­ti­bod­ies against the flu.

“Th­ese an­ti­bod­ies de­velop in the body ap­prox­i­mately two weeks af­ter the vac­ci­na­tion is ad­min­is­tered, and help fight off the type of flu that is present in your vac­cine.”

Terry White Chemists Rock­ing­ham, soon to be Terry White Chem­mart, is tak­ing book­ings and walk-in ap­point­ments for the quadri­va­lent flu vac­cine. The flu vac­ci­na­tion ser­vice is com­pleted within min­utes by a trained and qual­i­fied phar­ma­cist in a pri­vate con­sul­ta­tion space, fol­lowed by a short pe­riod of ob­ser­va­tion.

Terry White Rock­ing­ham is op­po­site Coles in­side Rock­ing­ham Cen­tre.

Pic­ture: David Sal­vaire

Alison Moore, Vahid Kha­lessi, May Chaw and Kar­lie Read, of Terry White Chemist Rock­ing­ham, are ex­cited to be able to pro­vide vac­ci­na­tions to the com­mu­nity this flu sea­son.

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