Influenza Vaccinations

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We are now accepting bookings for the influenza vaccine. Stocks are limited. 

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Between now and May is the best time to get your Flu vaccination, so it provides protection in time for the peak influenza season.

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Annual immunisation is recommended as the influenza virus is constantly changing, and the vaccine changes accordingly.

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As stated by NSW Health Minister, the flu vaccine helps to reduce the severity and spread of seasonal influenza, which can lower a person’s immunity and make them susceptible to other illnesses.

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Government Flu vaccine

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Are you eligible for a free flu vaccination?

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Free government flu vaccinations are available for individuals aged 6 months – under 5 years, 65+ years, pregnant women, and individuals with a higher risk of complications.

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To find out more regarding eligibility for free flu vaccination under the National Immunisation Program please read the section below on ‘Who is considered High Risk’.  

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Private Flu vaccine

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Private flu vacations can be booked at a cost of $18. Please be advised that an additional consultation fee for the visit may be charged by the GP.

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Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines

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Advice from ATAGI is that the preferred minimum interval between administration of either the Pfizer or Astrazeneca vaccines and any influenza vaccine is 14 days. 

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Who is considered High Risk?

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The following people are more at risk of complications from influenza and are eligible for annual influenza vaccination free under the National Immunisation Program:

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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • Children aged 6 months to under 5 years
  • People aged 6 months or over who have medical conditions that mean they have a higher risk of getting serious disease
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • People aged 65 years or over.

Click below for a list of specified medical conditions associated with increased risk of influenza disease and severe outcomes. 

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List of specified medical conditions 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The NCIRS fact sheet below provides answers to common questions about influenza viruses and available vaccines, including the new influenza vaccine programs in 2021.

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Influenza vaccines – Frequently Asked Questions

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