Book an appointment or walk in and our Pharmacists will vaccinate you in our Private Health Clinic.
On the day of your appointment, please:
Wear clothing that makes it easy for the pharmacist to access your upper arm
The 2023 Influenza Vaccine is subsidised for patients:
Flu vaccination (Service fee) for above categories is $14.99.
Flu vaccination for all other patients is $24.99.
Our pharmacists are unable to vaccinate children under 10 years old.
As the egg based influenza vaccines under the NIP only contains minute traces of egg protein, people with egg allergy, including a history of anaphylaxis, can be safely vaccinated with influenza vaccines. If you have an egg allergy, please discuss this with your immunisation provider.
Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious virus of the respiratory tract that can cause severe illness and hospitalisation. It is spread by contact with droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from serious illness caused by the influenza virus. The Flu vaccine is given every year as flu viruses are always changing.
By getting vaccinated against influenza, not only are you protecting yourself, you are also protecting other people in our community; especially those who are unable or too young for vaccination. More importantly, the more people in our community are protected by vaccination, the less the virus is able to spread.
The flu season affects Australians from June to September, with the peak being August. Protection from the flu vaccine is strongest and most effective 3-4 months after you are vaccinated, so the timing of vaccination is critical.
So, the best time to get vaccinated is in April or May each year, giving you enough time to build immunity before the peak of the flu season.
Common symptoms include:
Severity of these symptoms differs between people. Flu symptoms generally develop within 1-3 days after being infected. After 7-10 days, most people begin to feel better, however a cough and other symptoms may linger for a further few weeks.
The flu and a cold are similar, but not the same thing. A flu lasts longer and is more severe than a cold as it can lead to more serious health issues. Some of these are:
To relieve flu symptoms and avoid spreading the virus:
For medications to help relieve your symptoms, come and speak to our friendly pharmacists for advice!