We anticipate that the flu vaccination programme will take 8 weeks. There is no urgency to be vaccinated because the current anti-Covid measures are working very successfully against the spread of influenza.
The following people are more at risk of complications from influenza and are eligible for annual influenza vaccination under the National Immunisation Program.
- 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.
Appointments for flu clinics in the above groups are available now. These will be administered the same way as last year. You can ring for an appointment.
When you come to the flu vaccination clinic you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire.
To save time, please download the form and fill it in prior to the appointment.
The vaccine itself is free for those who qualify.
The provision of our vaccination service is partly subsidised by the Federal Government.
The local Pharmacies are offering a vaccination service if you are not in one of the above groups.
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