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Government Flu Vaccines Have Arrived

The government flu vaccines have arrived, please contact our friendly reception staff to make an appointment 02) 6815 9900

Free seasonal influenza vaccine is available for the following people:

  • all people aged 65 years and over
  • all children aged 6 months to 5 years
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over
  • pregnant women
  • people aged 6 months and over with medical conditions predisposing to severe influenza, namely:
    • cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure
    • chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma
    • other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies
    • chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders
    • impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use
    • children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy.

Please click the links below for more information on the seasonal influenza vaccine

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/kids-flu-shot.aspx

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/seasonal_flu_vaccination.aspx