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FLU VACCINE OVERVIEW(流感疫苗) is Available

Posted on: April 8 2022

Are you, your parents, your children staying healthy? Remember to eat well, exercise enough, and relax whenever you can!⁠

Apart from these, to increase protection against seasonal flu, we recommend that you and your family consider having the flu vaccine.⁠

4 types of Influenza viruses

This year’s flu vaccine covers 4 types of influenza viruses – 2 types of influenza A and 2 types of influenza B.

For those who are eligible, this will be completely FREE. Otherwise, the flu vaccine is $15 and we are able to bulk bill the consultation if you have a Medicare card.⁠

Eligibility for free Flu Vaccine

You can have a FREE flu vaccine if you fit any of the criteria below:

Children

  • All children from 6 months to less than 5 years old
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged 6 months and over

Adults

  • All adults aged 65 years and older
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged 6 months and over
  • Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)

People with Medical conditions

  • All people aged 6 months and older, with medical conditions which increase the risk of flu complications, such as
    • Chronic lung conditions (bad asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Heart disease (heart attacks, heart failure)
    • Diabetes and other metabolic disorders
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Nervous system disease (seizures, spinal cord injuries)
    • Haematological or blood disorders
    • Impaired immunity (cancers, on medication to suppress immune system, spleen issues, HIV or AIDS)
    • Long term aspirin therapy in children age 6 months to 10 years

Contact us at 07 33445885