Flu Shots

Flu Vaccine Availability

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 your eligibility for a bulk billed flu shot 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 not bulk billed. 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.

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, however some practices may charge a consultation fee. There are 3 age specific vaccines this year: 1 for children, 1 for adults and 1 for seniors over 65 year old.

Flu Shot Q and A

I had a flu shot last year, why do I need another?

The protection provided by the flu vaccine diminishes over time. So previous flu shots may not be effective this year. There are also different strains of the flu. The latest flu vaccine is made to help protect against the most common strains that have been circulating, but these can also change from year to year. 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. You can read more about this year’s vaccine here – 2019 Influenza Vaccines.

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, 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.

While some symptoms can be similar, the flu is often more severe than a common cold and you may experience additional symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of apatite
  • Muscle aches & pains
  • Respiratory & Asthma Complications

For the best protection this winter, speak to your GP about a flu shot. Call us to book your flu shot today. Our medical centres provide a safe and caring environment for all vaccinations.

Why choose anywhere else?
  • We provide flu shots that are suitable for children six (6) months and older,
  • Our flu vaccine protects against 4 different flu strains,
  • 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.

Find your nearest Family Practice Medical Centre to book today

Reserve Your Private Flu Shot for 2023

We are currently experiencing low stock levels of flu shots. Please call your nearest practice for accurate availability.