Flu Vaccines $12.95 (or FREE for eligible patients)

Flu

Flu season ahead !

2019 Flu Vaccine Cost

Option 1 – Vaccine only appointment

Book into one of our regular flu clinics, or a “Vaccine only appointment” available throughout the day.

  • Vaccine cost:  $12.95 (or FREE for eligible patients – see below)
  • Consultation cost:  Bulk Billed for all patients with a Medicare Card

Option 2 – Regular appointment

Book a regular appointment if you wish to discuss other matters in addition to having a flu vaccine.

  • Vaccine cost:  $12.95 (or FREE for eligible patients – see below)
  • Consultation cost:  Usual consultation fees apply.

 

Recommendations

  • Annual flu vaccination is recommended for anyone over 6 months of age wishing to avoid infection.
  • It is recommended for most people, that they have their flu vaccine in late April/ May. This is to maximise immunity at the peak of the flu season (August)
  • Pregnant women should have the vaccine as soon as practicable during each pregnancy.

 

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 +)
  • 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).
  • Children aged between 6 months and 4 years (inclusive)  –  Victorian Government program.