Please contact the clinic to book your appointment, we have commenced flu vaccinations available for you now
Special risk groups are eligible to received the seasonal influenza vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Vaccinations will be reported to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
There is no interval required between administration of your Covid-19 vaccine and influenza vaccine.
Government funded flu vaccines are available for free for:
- all children aged six months to less than five years (i.e. including four year olds, but not five year olds);
- all adults aged 65 years and over;
- pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy);
- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from six months and
- all people aged from six months and older with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe flu and its complications
chronic respiratory conditions,
chronic neurological conditions,
diabetes and other metabolic disorders,
children aged six month to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy.
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.
Call our receptionists to make a booking 5223 9999.