Pro­tect your health with flu shot

Southern Telegraph - - Health, Wellbeing, Fitness & Beauty -

With sum­mer com­ing to an end and cooler weather upon us, the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing your­self against in­fluenza can­not be over­stated.

In 2017 one of the worst out­breaks of in­fluenza across Aus­tralia in re­cent years saw thou­sands of peo­ple get sick.

Ter­ryWhite Chem­mart Rock­ing­ham Read Street is stocked up with flu vac­cines to help peo­ple pro­tect them­selves against the el­e­ments this year.

Phar­ma­cist Bas­sam Alki­aat said it was wise for peo­ple 18-and-over to get on the front foot and en­sure they do not get ill this win­ter.

“This time of the year is best to get vac­ci­nated as it is build­ing your im­mune sys­tem up early in the sea­son and you have a head-start to en­sur­ing you are not get­ting un­well,” he said.

“For peo­ple that are time con­scious, we don’t have the is­sues of hav­ing to book an ap­point­ment with your doc­tor or the cost of this — it is quick and easy.”

Ter­ryWhite Chem­mart Rock­ing­ham Read Street will be ex­tend­ing the op­por­tu­nity to busi­ness­esin a bid to pre­vent staff ab­sen­teeism

The Rock­ing­ham phar­macy de­liver the 2018 quadrava­lent vac­cine and ac­cept walk-ins from Monday to Saturday. The vac­cine costs $19.95.

Book on­line, ter­ry­whitechem­mart. com.au, or in­store.

This time of the year is best to get vac­ci­nated as it is build­ing your im­mune sys­tem up early. Bas­sam Alki­aat

Pic­ture: Gareth McKnight

Ter­ryWhite Chem­mart Rock­ing­ham Read Street re­tail co-or­di­na­tor Kar­lie Read, phar­ma­cist Bas­sam Alki­aat, buy­ing as­sis­tant Emma Hamilton and dis­pen­sary as­sis­tant So­phie Hath­away.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.