2019 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 $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, however some practices may charge a consultation fee.

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.

Brisbane

Family Practice at The Gap

>Vaccination Availability: Available
Call: (07) 3300 0888

Family Practice at Kallangur

>Vaccination Availability: Available
Call: (07) 3204 4222

Family Practice at Burpengary

>Vaccination Availability: Available
Call: (07) 3888 9500

Central QLD

Family Practice at Hinkler

>Vaccination Availability: Available
Call: (07) 4153 2927

Family Practice at Sugarland

>Vaccination Availability: Available
Call: (07) 4154 4000

Family Practice at Glenmore

>Vaccination Availability: Available
Call: (07) 4928 3000

Regional

Family Practice at Ayr – QLD

>Vaccination Availability: Taking Bookings Now
Call: (07) 4783 3888

Family Practice at Yamba – NSW

>Vaccination Availability: Available
Call: (02) 6646 1800

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
  • Children from 6 months of age to less than 5 years
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait people aged 6 months 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)

*Check with your GP to see if you are eligible. A consultation fee may still apply.

*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?
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 (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.

Find your nearest Family Practice Medical Centre to book today