A statement from the US National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, reminds us that it is the professional responsibility of healthcare personnel to prevent illness in themselves, which can be subsequently transmitted to others, in this way conferring protection for patients, families, visitors, and communities. With the flu season approaching in Australia, this is a timely reminder for pharmacists, GPs, and those who work in the aged care sector. More at http://www.nfid.org/hcp-immunization