Doses of both the government and private influenza vaccines have arrived at the practice and are now available to be administered to our existing patients.
Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads easily from person to person through coughing, sneezing and close contact.
Those eligible for the government vaccine under the National Immunisation Program can book with the practice nurse to receive their free vaccination. Those eligible for the government vaccine include:
- People aged 65 years and over
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months to less than five years or 15 years and older
- All children aged six months to less than five years
- Pregnant women
- People aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza
For those wanting to receive a private vaccination, patients can book in with the practice nurse and will be charged a $20 fee.
Please phone reception on 8303 2900 and advise that you would like to book for a flu vaccine. You may also book your flu shot online with one of the practice nurses.
More information can be found in our earlier news posts here and here.