The annual National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program will commence in mid April 2018.
The NSW-funded vaccination program for all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years will also be available from this time.
Free seasonal influenza vaccine is funded for the following groups at higher risk of complications from influenza:
• all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age
• all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions, namely:
• cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure
• chronic respiratory conditions, including suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma
• other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies
• chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders
• impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use
• children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy. All people aged 65 years and over
• all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over
• pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
• people aged 65 years and over (vaccine that is specifically designed to produce a higher immunse response is available for this group)
If patients do not meet the criteria for a free vaccination, a fee of $20.00 will be payable.
To make an appointment, please contact the clinic on (03) 5021 1002.
By healthsite|2018-04-18T15:58:16+00:00April 18th, 2018|Clinic News|Comments Off on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2018