Flu Vaccine Roll Out 2021

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IMMUNISATION UPDATE

We have a good supply of funded Vaccines for at risk patients as listed below. We have two clinics running and you can choose to book in either. The flu clinic appointments are bulk billed. If you are seeing one of our doctors for any reason in the next month then there is no need to book into the flu clinic as we can just give you the vaccine at your usual appointment. PLease book online or call the clinic.BOOK FLU ONLINE
 
IMPORTANT NOTE You must NOT have the flu vaccine at the same time as COVID  vaccine.
You must wait two weeks after your COVID vaccine to get your flu vaccine.
If you get the flu vaccine first, you must wait two weeks before  you get  your COVID vaccine. If you are unsure, please call the clinic. Free influenza vaccine
 
Influenza vaccination is free to people who are at increased risk of influenza complications, including:
-65 years of age and over and under 5 years of age
-Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
-Indigenous people 15 years of age and over -Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities -Any person 6 months of age and over with a chronic condition predisposing to severe influenza illness that requires regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation such as: cardiac disease, respiratory disease including severe asthmatics, kidney disease, diabetes, impaired immunity, neuromuscular disease  
 
About influenza vaccine - Influenza viruses change frequently, therefore the influenza vaccine is usually updated every year (depending on the circulating strains). Having an influenza vaccine every year in Autumn is recommended, particularly for those in the high risk groups. Protection develops about two weeks after being given the injection and lasts up to a year, which makes it important to be vaccinated every year.