Flu Clinics for 2020

We will be running our flu clinics differently this year due to the COVID-19 virus and the need to maintain social distancing.

Please phone the practice to book 9247 2533. It is not possible to book for flu clinics through the website.

Attending the Clinic

We will be doing the vaccine from an under-cover area separate from the main building.

To minimise the risks to our staff and other patients of COVID-19, we ask that you follow these guidlines:

  1. Please arrive at your appointment at the scheduled time
  2. Park in our car park or the car park next door, and stay in your car until your appointment time
  3. Follow signage to the flu clinic waiting area
  4. Sit or stand to maintain social distancing from other patients, minimum 2 meters spacing apart
  5. When called, sit in the seat provided to discuss the vaccine with the doctor and get your vaccine
  6. For anyone getting private vacccines, please pay for the vaccine using pay-pass on your way out
  7. Return to your car and wait 5-10 mins to ensure there is no reaction, then you may leave

We would appreciate it if you could re-check these instructions before attending on the day in case anything changes.

Availablility

For over 65s: our stocks will be available from 3rd of April for the government supplied program. 

For other groups under 65 we will have vaccine available from 17th April, subject to stock availability. 

Certain groups can get the vaccine government supplied for free as they are considered at risk:

  • People aged 65 and over
  • Children aged 6 months to 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Aboriginal and Tores Straight Islander people
  • Those considered medically at risk:
    • Cardiac disease: Cyanotic congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease
    • Chronic respiratory conditions: Severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic emphysema
    • Chronic neurological conditions: Hereditary and degenerative CNS diseases, seizure disorders, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders
    • Immunocompromising conditions: Immunocompromised due to disease or treatment, asplenia or splenic dysfunction, HIV infection
    • Diabetes and other metabolic disorders: Type 1 or 2 diabetes, chronic metabolic disorders
    • Renal disease: Chronic renal failure
    • Haematological disorders: Haemoglobinopathies
    • Long-term aspirin therapy in children aged 6 months to 10 years: These children are at increased risk of Reye syndrome following influenza infection