Reydon Street medical Centre will run Fast-Track appointments for Influenza vaccination – coming soon

Easter will be here soon, and the Flu Season will follow.

Immunisation helps:

  • stop you catching the flu and developing its complications.
  • keep working
  • not have to take time off work looking after children
  • keep you  out of hospital or worse

Annual vaccination is recommended for anyone six months of age and older. The Government provides certain groups with a free flu shot under the National Immunisation Program. These include:

  • people 65 years and over
  • all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • pregnant women
  • those who suffer chronic conditions
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People from 6 months of age
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents aged 5-14 years of age

People who are  not eligible for a government provided flu needle can purchase this valuable protection privately.

For those under 65 years there is a four strain (quadrivalent)  influenza vaccine, and for this 65 yrs and over a high-strength triple strain.

Adult patients can book a Fast-Track appointment for flu immunisation by ringing 07 3216 8500. The first of these will be held on 9, 10  and 16 April.

Fast-Track appointments for flu immunisation will simply be for adult patients to access this valuable protection and nothing else. These Fast-Track appointments will be direct billed to Medicare. (Other appointments will be charged according to our usual fees). For those who are not eligible for a government funded flu vaccination the fee for the vaccine will be $15.00.

Children will need to book an normal appointment with their doctor.

Watch these videos from Queensland Health :

Source https://beta.health.gov.au/news-and-events/media-releases/2019-influenza-vaccines

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