We are now taking booking for the annual 2023 influenza vaccination.
Vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications. It is recommended for all people 6 months of age and older.
The timing of vaccination should aim to achieve the highest level of protection during the peak of the influenza season, usually from June to September in most parts of Australia. The highest level of protection occurs in the first 3 to 4 months after vaccination. Vaccination from mid-April onwards is likely to result in peak immunity during the influenza season. However, it’s never too late to vaccinate as influenza can spread all year round
At risk groups
Influenza vaccination is particularly important for those considered most at risk. Under the National Immunisation Program free influenza vaccines are provided to the following high risk groups:
- children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
- people aged 6 months and over with certain medical conditions that increase their chance of severe influenza and its complications
- pregnant women (at any stage during pregnancy)
- people aged 65 years and over.
Influenza vaccines can be co-administered (given on the same day) with any COVID-19 vaccine.
To book for your vaccination call our receptionists on 5223 9999 or book online through HotDocs.