Freeing up patient lists

Vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella can now be done at a pharmacy, freeing up waiting lists at doctors clinics.

Vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella can now be done at a pharmacy, freeing up waiting lists at doctors clinics.

SUNRAYSIA residents will no longer need to visit a GP to receive their measles-mumps-rubella vaccination, instead being able to access the shot from their local pharmacy.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announced the changes yesterday, saying those born after 1966 require two doses of the vaccination to be adequately protected.

“Nearly 90 per cent of us live just a short walk or drive from a pharmacy, so this will make getting vaccinated against the measles just as easy as the flu or whooping cough,” she said.

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