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How to book a free flu vaccine in Queensland amid ‘crazy crowds’

Heard about the Queensland Government’s free flu vaccine program?

The free shot will be available for the next six weeks. That’s how the initiative works.

The state government announced Monday that all Queensland residents aged six to 64 will have access to a free flu vaccine from their GP or pharmacy from May 24 to June 30.

It’s because the state is facing a serious outbreak of influenza A, with more than 7,800 cases reported this year.

The outbreak has led to Peter Aitken, acting chief health officer in Queensland, calls on people to wear masks again


Most pharmacies offer bookings for flu vaccines on their individual websites.

If your nearest pharmacy is a member of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, you can find the next available booking near you on the new Guild website

To find your nearest available vaccine appointment, enter your district and the website will list the following available bookings at community pharmacies near you.

Queensland is facing a serious flu outbreak.Delivered

Chris Owen, president of Pharmacy Guild Australia, Queensland, said there had been a huge surge in the past three days since the free flu shot program was announced.

A Pharmacy Guild Australia spokesperson urged people to be patient, with the offer of free vaccinations until the end of June.

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