Flu vaccine 2020

*** UPDATE 04/08/2020: Government-funded Free Influenza vaccines are in stock. Please call for an appointment.

(Private vaccines are out of stock. Please ask us for a script to purchase from the pharmacy prior to coming in for the vaccination).

The following people are eligible for a FREE influenza vaccination:

  • Age 65 years and over
  • All Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years 
  • Pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
  • All individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions, namely:
    • cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure
    • chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma
    • other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies
    • chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders
    • impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use
    • children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over

Private vaccines are for anyone who does not qualify for the free vaccine criteria above.

(the Consultation for Fluvax-only will be Medicare Bulk-billed, including on Saturdays).

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are advocating an earlier influenza vaccination timing than usual, to help decrease the risk of COVID-19 and influenza season coinciding.

Please call and request a “Flu vax appointment”.

** All patients coming for Flu vaccine must be currently well, with NO symptoms of illness (eg. cough/sore throat/fever), NO recent overseas travel in the past 14 days, and NO contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.