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NSW considers making flu vaccine free as ambulance demand reaches unprecedented levels

Rapid rise in cases prompts some pathology providers to include influenza tests as part of Covid PCR tests

The New South Wales government is looking to make flu vaccinations free amid “unprecedented” demand on ambulance services and ongoing hospital delays caused by influenza, Covid and furloughed staff.

The state’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, announced on Tuesday the government was seeking to implement a similar scheme to the one being offered in Queensland.

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