FLU SEASON 2017
We wish to advise we have our private FluQuadri Vaccines are now in stock.
These are available to purchase for $15 each for pensioners/healthcare card holders and children under 16 years. It will cost $20 for private patients. The free Government vaccines have not arrived and we have no firm date for their arrival.
Recent evidence suggests protection against influenza may start to decrease from
3-4 months following your vaccination. Early vaccination therefore needs to be balanced against this. You should aim to have the highest level of protection during the winter months (June-August).
Consequently our doctors are advising that the administration of the vaccines should
commence towards the end of April or the beginning of May. If you are travelling overseas you should have the vaccine at least 2 weeks before you go.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE VACCINE?
Over the age of 65
Patients with a chronic illness
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are over 6 months and under 5 years plus all who are over 15 years of age