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That's the message from Oberon Pharmacy's Jenny Stoneman as the influenza season looms while the country is already grappling with coronavirus.
Ms Stoneman said the influenza vaccine was recommended for everyone over the age of six months.
Locals should get vaccinated as quickly as they can to avoid the danger of having coronavirus and the influenza at the same time, she said.
"Over 65s get a special adjuvanted quadrivalent vaccine free from their GP," she said.
"Other eligible patients get the regular quadrivalent vaccine free from their GP."
Those patients eligible for the free vaccine include all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and over; all children aged six months to less than five years of age; and those aged five years and over with medical risk conditions, including cardiac disease, chronic respiratory conditions, chronic neurological conditions and impaired immunity.
"All other patients can pay for the vaccine from their pharmacy or GP," Ms Stoneman said.
"There is no prescription needed at the pharmacy."
Ms Stoneman said the free National Immunisation Program vaccines have been delivered to Oberon Medical Centre.
"They [Oberon Medical Centre] are also taking names for paid vaccinations," Ms Stoneman said.
She said Oberon Pharmacy received stock, "but due to overwhelming demand this year", the pharmacy is waiting on more stock.
"Call the pharmacy to put your name on the list for back-ordered stock," she said.
"Any questions, call Oberon Pharmacy on 6336 1466 and speak to one of our pharmacists."
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