Flu shots for those doing it tough

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The Albany and Regional Volunteer Service are ensuring that people doing it tough or homeless in Albany don’t miss out on flu shots this winter.

The Breakfast in the Park locations have been transformed to offer less fortunate people a free influenza vaccination.

Nurses from the WA Country Health service are putting on their scrubs at the public locations to make the shot accessible.

A spokeswoman for WA Country Health Service said they wanted to minimise the risk of those people becoming ill due to not having access to the shot.

“The WA Country Health Service is actively promoting the importance of the influenza vaccination to the entire community with a focus on those who are more vulnerable and would experience poorer health outcomes if they were to become ill from influenza,” she said.

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“Everyone should get vaccinated against influenza because influenza remains a common cause of hospitalisation and death in Australia.”

The flu shots take place at Mokare Road on Tuesday, the Old Gaol on Wednesday, and the Guide Hall on Parker Street on Thursdays from 7.30am to 9am.

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