Our supplies of these vaccines have now arrived.
Annual influenza vaccination is provided free through the National Immunisation Program (NIP) to groups who are at an increased risk of influenza complications, including:
- People aged 65 years and over. In order to improve protection for older Australians, new age-specific influenza vaccines will be available for those aged 65 years and older.
- Children aged six months to less than five years. All vaccines are age-specific. Let your doctor know the age of your child before they get their flu vaccine.
- Pregnant women.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged six months to less than five years.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over.
- Anyone aged six months and over who has a chronic condition placing them at increased risk of complications from influenza. Eligibility to be determined by your consulting practitioner.
Those patients who do not fit the above criteria will be charge a private fee of $20 for the vaccination.
You can receive these vaccines from our Practice Nurse, Ms Helen Larsson. Helen is available, every Monday 9am to 12.30pm, Tuesday 9am to 3.30pm, Friday 9am to 12.30pm and one Saturday a month from 9am to 12pm.
We ask that you please specify at the time of your call that your appointment is for the influenza vaccination.
If you have other issues that you need to discuss with your doctor, please make your appointment with your doctor, instead of the Nurse.