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Flu Vaccinations

You need to get a new flu vaccination every year, as the virus is constantly changing. Terry White Chemists is here to help reduce the risk of getting the flu this year.

Flu Vaccinations

About Flu Vaccinations

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Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations for 2014 have finished in most Terry White Chemists but are still available at participating Terry White Chemists in the south-east Queensland area.

 

To view the Terry White Chemists that are still offering flu vaccinations, please click here. If you would like to receive a flu vaccination at one of these stores, please call them to make an appointment. Please also see below for more information about booking a flu vaccination at one of these pharmacies. 

 

If you are outside of the south-east Queensland area and would like a flu vaccination this year, we recommend you contact your local General Practitioner.

 

If you would like to be notified when Terry White Chemists are offering flu vaccinations for the 2015 season, please click here provide us with your details and we will notify you when they become available in 2015.

 

Cold versus the Flu – how to tell the difference

When you wake up feeling achy, with a sore throat and head, how do you know if you have a cold or flu? It can be hard to tell the difference during the early stages and this chart may help you differentiate the two. 

 

Signs and Symptoms Flu Cold
Symptom onset Abrupt Gradual
Fever Usual; last 3-4 days Rare
Aches Usual; often severe Slight
Chills Fairly common Uncommon
Fatigue, weakness Usual Sometimes
Sneezing Sometimes Common
Stuffy nose  Sometimes Common
Sore throat Sometimes Common
Chest discomfort, cough Common; can be severe Mild to moderate; hacking cough
Headache Common Rare

(Obtained from www.flufacts.com)

 

The flu can lead to more severe complications, particularly for those with underlying health conditions, the elderly, pregnant women, young children, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting a flu vaccination.

 

If you do get the cold or flu, you can do the following to help make you feel better:

  • Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids
  • Rest
  • Eat a balanced diet of vegetables, fruit, wholegrain food, lean meats and low fat dairy products
  • Take paracetamol to help relive the fever and pain
  • Talk to your pharmacist for advice on the right treatments to relieve symptoms for you
  • If symptoms persist, see your GP or Terry White Chemists Pharmacist.

 

 

Queensland Pharmacist Vaccination Trial

Selected Terry White Chemists stores in south-east Queensland are participating this year in the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot. Please note that customers receiving a flu vaccination at a Terry White Chemists participating in this pilot must be over 18 years old.

 

The Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot (QPIP) aims to investigate the benefits of registered pharmacists providing influenza vaccines to members of the public in the setting of a community pharmacy.

 

Pharmacists administering the influenza vaccination as part of the pilot in this approved pharmacy are registered Health Professionals who have undertaken approved training and are credentialed to provide immunisations.  This pilot has been legally authorized by the granting of an approval under Section 18 of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996.

 

Data collected from this study will be reviewed and analysed by a research team located at Queensland University of Technology and James Cook University. The data will be deā€identified and the research team will NOT be able to identify you specifically in any way from the data they receive. Your agreement to allow your data to be used is entirely voluntary and your decision will in no way impact upon your current or future relationship with your community pharmacist or your immunisation.

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