2018 Flu Shots

Our private Flu Shots are available NOW for 2018.

The Government funded Flu Shots have also arrived.

This year there are several different flu shots on offer for various patient groups. We’ve tried to simplify the information for you below. If you have any questions about the vaccines or eligibility for the funded flu shots please feel free to ask your GP.

For any and all patients

For our private flu shots (all patients) we are offering a quadrivalent (4 strain) vaccine, intended to cover 2 influenza A strains and 2 influenza B strains.

These vaccinations are $20. Appointments are essential so call your nearest Family Practice Medical Centre to secure your shot. This vaccine has been updated since last year’s flu season.

Flu Shots

For at risk patients
The Government is funding age specific flu shots for people with a high risk of health complications caused by influenza. These vaccinations will be BULK BILLED for eligible patients.

For at risk people under 65 years of age: Quadrivalent (4 strain) flu shots are available bulk billed.

For at risk people 65 years and older: Extra strong trivalent (3 strain) flu shots are available bulk billed.

Patients eligible for the Government funded flu shots include:

  • People aged 65 and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders aged between 6months to less than 5years or 15 years and over
  • Individuals 6months and over with medical conditions that could be complicated by influenza such as: severe asthma, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or low immunity to name a few.

*Check with your GP to see if you are eligible.

Please note: flu shots cannot be booked online. Please phone your nearest practice to make an appointment.

Free Flu Shots

The Government offers Bulk Billed Flu Shots under the national Immunise Australia Program for at risk groups, including:

  • Pregnant Women
  • People aged 65 years and over
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait people aged 6 months to less than 5 years or 15 years and over
  • Individuals 6 months and over with medical conditions that could be complicated by the flu such as severe asthma, heart or lung disease, low immunity or diabetes
*For a more complete list of included medical conditions please visitmedically at risk groups or speak to your GP.

Flu Shot Q and A

I had a flu shot last year, why do I need another?
Every year this virus is different, and several strains may circulate at the same time. That is why, even if you had a flu shot last year, you will need to receive this year’s vaccine if you wish to protect yourself for this year’s expected flu season.
What is the difference between the flu and the common cold?
Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that is transmitted from person to person through the air by coughing or sneezing, or through direct contact with the virus on hard surfaces and people’s hands. Unlike the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and lead to medical complications that require hospitalisation.

If you want protection this winter book your flu shot today. Our medical centres provide a safe and caring environment for all vaccinations.

  • Our flu shots are suitable for children six (6) months and older,
  • The flu shot is safe, recommended and funded for pregnant women,
  • Our flu vaccine protects against 4 different flu strains (or 3 strains for patients aged 65 or over,
  • We have an onsite medical team with immunisation and adverse reaction training for your safety,
  • Even our receptionists must possess an up-to-date CPR certificate for patient care,
  • Our doctors review your history and check your current health as part of the consultation on the day,
  • Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority.