Chemist’s flu jab fundraiser set to surpass last year’s achievement

Dispensary assistant Michelle Fulgaro.
Dispensary assistant Michelle Fulgaro.

AN annual campaign helping to provide disadvantaged children in India with food, shelter and medical care is on track to better results from last year.

The ‘Get a Shot, Give a Chance’ campaign, run by Discount Drug Stores, involves $2 from every flu jab administered locally being donated to charity partner Free To Be.

More than 5000 vaccinations have been given so far and the campaign is on course to surpass the 7600 it tallied in 2016.

Free To Be project manager Jeanette Thompson said money raised provided disadvantage children with food, shelter, medical care and education.

“It is such a significant partnership for us as we work daily to protect and empower the vulnerable children in our care and in our greater community in Kolkata, and give them an opportunity to realise their potential and walk with strength into a brighter future,” she said.

Discount Drug Stores national pharmaceuticals manager Stephenie Shea, said the campaign allowed the public to act charitably and arm themselves and their families against the four strains of influenza this flu season.

Flu vaccinations are held at Port Coogee’s Discount Drug Stores every Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm.

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