Flu vaccine 2018
Flu vaccines are now available at the practice, and we are now booking appointments for getting your flu shot. These will be ‘quadrivalent’ vaccines, protecting against 4 strains of influenza.
Vaccines are free of charge to the following groups of people:
- Everyone aged 65 years or over
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people under 5 or over 15 years old
- Pregnant women and
- People with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, severe asthma, lung conditions, heart disease or low immunity
- Childrens 6 months to 5 years old
If you are in one of these groups, you can book in to have your free flu vaccine .
If you are not in one of these groups, you can pay for the vaccine ( $15) at the clinic, or alternatively your doctor can write a prescription for the flu vaccine, which you can collect at the pharmacy for us to administer.
Flu vaccines are already available on prescription at many pharmacies, but please note that we would recommend getting a ‘quadrivalent’ vaccine and not a trivalent one if possible even if you have to wait another few weeks.