With the threat of COVID-19 looming, pharmacists have been incredibly busy with influenza vaccinations in Griffith.
Some pharmacists have reported their 'flu vaccinations numbers have doubled this year.
The increase hasn't just been driven by fear of COVID-19, according to Bush Chemist pharmacist Nathan Sergi.
Mr Sergi said the severity of last year's 'flu season, as well as the fear of getting both the 'flu and COVID-19 at the same time was driving many vaccinations.
Businesses had also taken to ensuring their staff were protected as possible.
"It's not just people, but businesses have been providing subsidies for employees," Mr Sergi said.
"It means that people who might not have got it, have been getting it."
Mr Sergi said recent rule changes where pharmacists can administer the vaccine to children over the age of 10 years old has also meant that whole families can visit a pharmacist rather than scheduling a GP visit.
He said while the demand for the vaccine was strong, there were still stock on hand for customers looking for the vaccine.
Sean Dodd, a pharmacist at John Dodd Pharmacy said they had done more vaccines than they had in 2019.
"We were expecting it to be quite big, but there's way more people than we thought," Mr Dodd said.
"There's still time for people to come in and grab them."
Mr Dodd said many of his customers were coming for the 'flu vaccine because it was mandatory for their employment.
He said that included people who worked at aged care facilities, hospitals and not just nurses, but cleaners, delivery drivers who visited and even tradesmen like plumbers.
Mr Dodd said a big driver for people getting the 'flu vaccine was for people to keep their distance from potential COVID-19 cases.
"People don't want to risk being hospitalised with the 'flu," he said.
He said people were also conscious of the fact that if they were hospitalised it would mean nurses and PPE would be diverted from the pandemic response.
However, Mr Dodd said one of the risks next year would the lack of 'flu cases this winter.
With social distancing, influenza cases had plummeted, which meant for people wanting to avoid either illness a 'flu vaccination next year was equally important.