Flu Vaccines 2018

Flu

Flu season ahead !

Alert !

Due to nation wide supply shortages, please check availability   HERE

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Availability and timing.

It is recommended for most people, that they have their flu vaccine in late April/ May.  Pregnant women should have the vaccine as soon as it becomes available.

Recommendations

Annual flu vaccination is recommended for:

  • all those at risk of complications from influenza, and
  • anyone over 6 months of age wishing to avoid infection

 

Free vaccination program

Free influenza vaccine is available under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for people in the following risk groups:

  • Older adults (65+)
  • Indigenous Australians (6 months to <5 years and 15+)
  • Pregnant women
  • People aged 6 months and over with medical conditions that can lead to complications from influenza (such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, chronic neurological disease, renal and metabolic disease, and impaired immunity).

Additionally, this year, children aged between 6 months and 4 years will be eligible for free flu vaccines (Victorian Government program).

 

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