Flu vaccine 2018

April 23rd, 2018  

Please note influenza vaccine stock availability is difficult to predict. For your information the clinic provides the following update as at 2:13pm Thursday 24/5/18:

  • Government sponsored*
      • 6 month to 3 years – available
      • 3 years to 17 years – out of stock
      • 18 years to 65 years -  available
      • 65 years+ – available
  • Private
    • 5 years to 65 years – available

Please be aware this is a guide only and subject to change without notice. Booking in for our nurse-led flu clinics is the best way to get your flu shots done and ensures availability. *Those eligible for government sponsored influenza vaccination are:

  • children aged 6 months to 3 years
  • people aged 65 years and older
  • pregnant women, at any time during their pregnancy
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months to under five years and 15 years and older
  • any person over six months of age with a condition predisposing them to severe influenza illness requiring regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation, including children aged six months to 10 years undergoing long-term aspirin therapy
  • people with:
    • cardiac disease
    • chronic respiratory conditions
    • immunocompromising conditions
    • diabetes and other metabolic disorders
    • chronic neurological conditions
    • renal disease
    • haematological disorders
    • Down syndrome and fall under one of the above categories
    • obesity defined as a body mass index (BMI) = 40 kg/m2 and fall under one of the above categories
    • chronic liver disease and fall under one of the above categories
    • residents of aged care facilities and long-term residential care facilities and fall under one of the above categories.