2020 FLU VACCINATION

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We have both private and government flu vaccine stock available - please call our friendly staff on 95473511 to book.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDED (FREE) VACCINE?

The 2020 seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is available free under the National Immunisation Program for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. Eligible groups include:

  • People aged 65 years and over

  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait people from six months of age

  • Pregnant women

  • People aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza.

  • Children from six months to less than 5 years of age (provided by the State Government)

DO WE NEED TO COME AND GET A SCRIPT IF WE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FREE VACCINE?

For those not eligible for a free immunisation under the National Immunisation Program, the quadrivalent vaccine will be available privately from us at the cost of $17 and you do not need to get a script to purchase vaccine.

CAN CHILDREN RECEIVE THE FLU VACCINE?

Children from six months to less than 5 years of age are considered high risk and are recommended to receive the flu vaccine.  The vaccine is provided for free under the National Immunisation Program.  The vaccines supplied by the program are safe to use in children from 6 months of age.

Children under the age of 9 require 2 flu vaccines, 4 weeks apart if they have never received the vaccine before. 

WHO CAN NOT GET THE INFLUENZA VACCINE?

The only contraindication to the flu vaccine is if you had a severe allergic reaction, such as anaphylaxis, after a previous dose of influenza vaccine, or to any of the vaccine components.

People with minor illnesses, such as a cold, may be vaccinated. People who are moderately or severely ill should usually wait until they recover before getting influenza vaccine.

Please call us on 9547 3511 or 9562 4662 to make an appointment in the flu clinic. If you need to see your usual doctor for another issue, feel free to make an appointment with them and they can ensure you get your flu shot at the same time.

 

Phone: (03) 9547 3511/ (03) 9562 4662

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