The government is advising people to wash their hands with soap and water before using the clipper.
Health Minister Jill Hennessy said the Clipper disinfectants were meant to help reduce the spread of the flu virus.
“The Clipper is a hand sanitizer that has been specifically designed to reduce the risk of getting the flu,” she said.
Clipper disinfection wipes are also available in different sizes.
Ms Hennessys statement follows a report from the ABC’s 7.30 program which found some people were not using the disinfectant after getting a cold.
The ABC report also revealed the Clippers were being phased out.
In response to the ABC report, the Health Department said the clippers were to be phased out by the end of 2020.
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