Influenza Vaccinations

Influenza vaccination are available annually. Influenza can cause very severe illness, particularly in the elderly and in people with certain medical conditions.

People considered to be at “higher risk” receive the vaccine free of charge at Mount Beauty Medical Centre through the Government’s immunisation program. They include:

  • anyone aged 65 or older
  • all ATSI individuals aged 15 and older
  • pregnant women
  • children aged 6 months to 5 years
  • individuals aged 5 years and over with medical conditions predisposing to severe influenza eg cardiac disease, asthma, diabetes

The Royal Childrens Hospital encourages Flu Vaccination for all children over 6 months of age. The RCH Kids Health info site has more about Influenza and children.

The vaccine is also available to everone 6 months and older who wishes to be protected from influenza. A script can be issued and the vaccine may be acquired from the Mount Beauty Pharmacy.

An appointment needs to be made for the administration of the vaccine. These appointments are bulk billed.

You may like to read more about Influenza here and about the Influenza vaccine here.