Victorian children as young as 10 will be able to get their flu jab at the pharmacy from next year. But a national peak body for doctors warns vaccinations given outside of a GP’s office could put patients at risk and accused pharmacists of putting profits before safety. Under changes announced on Thursday by Health Minister Jenny Mikakos, parents will be able to take their children aged between 10 and 16 to the chemist from April to get vaccinated against influenza, rather than a trip to their local doctor. Nickie Williams with son Oliver at the Westgarth Pharmacy, Northcote. The mother welcomes the changes.Credit:Chris Hopkins The news comes off the back of a horror flu season which left 148 Victorians dead, including eight children under the age of 15 and more than 124 people in aged care homes across the state. "We want to ensure as many people as […]