Pharmacists urged to get swine flu vaccine

Pharmacists around Ireland should get the swine flu vaccine as soon as possible, the head of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI), the pharmacy regulator, has said today.

Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, Registrar and CEO of the PSI, urged pharmacists to get the vaccine immediately.

“As essential healthcare workers, it is important pharmacists and pharmacy staff avail of the vaccine," Dr McLoughlins said.

"Precautions should be taken to ensure pharmacists protect themselves and also avoid passing the flu on to vulnerable patients, their colleagues or families."

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