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Influenza Vaccines 2019

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?

Are You:

  • 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.