Annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications. Immunisation is a safe and effective way to help protect you from the flu.
Eligibility for free influenza vaccines:
- Pregnany women (at any stage of pregnancy)
- People aged 65 years and over
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
- Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
- People aged 6 months and over with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and complications. Medical conditions include:
- Cardiac disease: Cyanotic congenital heart disease; congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease;
- Chronic neurological conditions: Hereditary and degenerative central nervous system diseases, seizure disorders, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders;
- Immunocompromising conditions: Due to disease or treatment, asplenia or splenic dysfunction, HIV infection;
- Diabetes and other metabolic disorders: Type 1 or 2 diabetes, chronic metabolic disorders;
- Renal disease: Chronic renal failure;
- Haematological disorders: Haemoglobinopathies; and
- Children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy: Children are at increased risk of Reye syndrome following influenza infection.
We will continue to run throughout the influenza season. Please call 8558 0111 and speak to our friendly receptionists to book your appointment.