INFLUENZA VACCINES HAVE ARRIVED AT SUMMERDALE MEDICAL!
These are available to purchase for $15 each for Pensioners/HCC holders and children under 16 and $20 for private patients.
We also have the government funded vaccine available to eligible patients.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE VACCINE?
- Over the age of 65
- Have a chronic illness
- Pregnant women
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders over 6 months
- Children 6 months to less than 5 years of age
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 the administration of the vaccine should commence around the beginning of May. If you are travelling overseas you should have the vaccine at least 2 weeks before you go.