Flu Vaccination

SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINES FOR 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

PRIVATE ($20) and GOVERNMENT (Free)

Vaccinating in autumn provides protection before the peak influenza season.

Call 02 96886678 to book your flu vaccination now.

The government recommends everyone six months and older get immunised against the flu.

  • Free vaccines (please check if you qualify for a free influenza vaccine before booking for an appointment)
    • Free seasonal influenza vaccine is funded for the following groups at higher risk of complications from influenza:
      • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
      • all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age (including Aboriginal and medically at risk)
      • all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions, namely:
        • cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure
        • chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma
        • other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies
        • chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders
        • impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use
        • children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy
      • pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
      • people aged 65 years and over (vaccine that is specifically designed to produce a higher immune response is available for this group).
  • Private vaccines ($20)

VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS

Please wait at least two weeks between getting the flu vaccine and a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • All patients are advised to wait for 15 minutes outside the surgery/in the car after vaccination to monitor for rare immediate reactions

Please call 9688 6678 to book an appointment.