2016 Government Funded Influenza Vaccines for eligible patients 65 years or older or those with eligible chronic health conditions are available from the 27.4.2016. Bulk billed Influenza Vaccination Clinics are available – please call reception on 07 3267 5088 to make your appointment for our Flu Clinic.
2016 Influenza and Flu Vaccine – With winter just around the corner, it is time to consider taking steps to protect you and your family from ‘the flu’. Influenza, or ‘the flu’ is a viral infection of the airways and the lungs. In most cases, it causes an illness associated with fevers, muscles aches, tiredness, with coughing, runny noses and sore throats. Most people will recover after one week. However, severe complications such as pneumonia may occur, especially for young children, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
You can help reduce the spread of the illness by taking some simple hygiene precautions. Washing your hands regular, staying at home when you are unwell, covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing will all help reduce the risk of transmitting or contracting the illness.
Vaccination is the most effective way to protect you and your family from the flu.
The vaccine is now available at Banyo Clinic. (A fee for the vaccine may apply, though it is available free through the government funded program for people older than 65 years of age, and those with eligible chronic health conditions. You can find out from your doctor whether you might be eligible for a free influenza vaccine.)
Bookings for our Flu Clinic can be made by phoning reception on 07 3267 5088.