Influenza vaccine for 2019 is available now at Eastmed Doctors.
Please book in with your nurse to have this.
Children over 6 months of age can have this vaccine. Funding is available for certain high risk groups:
- 65 years and over
- pregnant women (any trimester)
- under 65 who have certain medical conditions
- children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness
- under 18 living in some regional areas.
The vaccine is also recommended for people who are in close contact with people with weakened immune response or who are at high risk of complications from flu. This may not be funded. There is a $35 for a non funded flu vaccine.
9 years and above need one dose of the vaccine. 6 months to less than 9 need two doses of the vaccine, second dose given at least 4 weeks from the first dose.