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Free Flu Vaccinations at Waikato Pharmacies a NZ First

Free Flu Vaccinations at Waikato Pharmacies a New Zealand First

People 65 years and over have the choice of getting their free flu vaccination at one of 23 pharmacies in the Waikato District Health Board (DHB) region from today (Tuesday 21 April) or from their general practitioner.

It is a New Zealand first which will reduce the burden on general practice at this busy time of the year, said Dr Damian Tomic, Waikato DHB clinical director for primary care.

“We know from what happened in the northern hemisphere that more elderly people ended up in hospital with pneumonia so here in New Zealand, we wanted to ensure we included protection against the strains that were prevalent there.

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