Health e private flu vaccine clinics.
Private flu clinics are for anyone who is not covered for government funded vaccines (learn more below), there is a $25 fee per person.
The clinics are run by our highly trained nurse immunisers on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm & Saturdays from 9.00am-12.00pm.
You can book via the link on the website or call reception on 5223 9999
What is a flu vaccine?
Influenza (or “the flu”) is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes.
The most common symptoms of the flu are the sudden appearance of a high fever, a dry cough, body aches, and feeling extremely weak and tired. Other symptoms can include chills, loss of appetite, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose. Some people (especially children) also suffer from nausea and vomiting.
How does the flu vaccine work?
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
The flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.
Government Funded Flu Vaccines – please contact the clinic to book your appointment, we have commenced flu vaccinations for your group
Government funded flu vaccines are available for free for:
- all children aged six months to four years (i.e. including four year olds, but not five year olds);
- all adults aged 65 years and over;
- all people aged from six months with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe flu and its complications (for example, severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes);
- pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy); and
all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from six months.