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The WA government will next week expand the number of vaccines pharmacists can administer to the general public.

Starting April 26, children five years and older will be able to get vaccinated at pharmacies for both influenza and COVID-19.

WA Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said it was important to give vulnerable cohorts, including children and those over 60, the best protection against the flu this season.

“There are a number of factors that are causing concern this flu season,” said Ms. Sanderson.

“After two years of safe measures against coronavirus, we expect more people to get sick with influenza, so it’s important that as many people as possible get vaccinated.”

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