We have been getting lots of enquiries regarding 2019 Influenza vaccines. It is great to see our patients being so proactive with their health.
Typically, flu season affects Australia from June to September, with the peak being August. Getting the flu vaccine too early will mean you won’t be covered during peak season. It is recommended that you get the jab mid to late April – but no earlier.
Those who are eligible for the free vaccine can schedule an appointment with our friendly receptionist once we have the all vaccines in stock (currently we are waiting on under six months vaccines).
People eligible for free govt funded flu vaccine:-
-All children aged six months to less than five years
– All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from six months
– All adults aged ≥65 years
– All people aged ≥six months who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications; for example, severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes
– Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy).
If you don’t fit into one of these categories, we still have you covered!
You can use our online repeat prescription portal to request the influenza vaccine for a fee, if approved by the GP you will receive the prescription to get filled at the pharmacy of your choice and then you can schedule an appointment with one of our GPs to get it administered. If that doesn’t suit you, you can schedule two appointments; one to get the prescription written and then a second appointment to have it administered by one of our GPs.
Call 0478957890 if you have any questions.