INFLUENZA (FLU) VACCINATIONS

Five Dock Pharmacy is providing Influenza (flu) vaccinations for individuals aged 10 years and over

Your best protection against influenza (flu) is the flu vaccination.
 
Influenza (flu): 

 

According to the Department of Health, on average, a vaccinated person is 40-60% less likely to experience the flu (based on infected people presenting to GPs or hospitals) than an unvaccinated person.

A highly contagious disease of the respiratory tract, the flu spreads water droplets are dispersed through the air via sneezing or coughing from an infected person. A sneeze can contain up to 2 million virus particles, travel at 160 km/h, and spread up to 1.5 metres. When these land on surfaces, the virus can be picked up by people who touch the surface up to 2 days later.

People are infectious and can spread the virus before they even know they are sick, and remain infectious until 5-7 days after symptoms begin. Washing your hands for 20 seconds or using a hand sanitiser containing 60-95% ethanol or isopropanol is an essential part of flu prevention. Antibiotics are not effective against the flu as it is a viral disease.

The flu is different to the common cold and can lead to life threatening illnesses such as pneumonia, heart and other organ damage, brain inflammation or brain damage and even death. For the elderly, people with poor immune systems and people with pre-existing respiratory, cardiac and endocrine disease—influenza can be a significant illness and may even cause death.

Where can I get the flu vaccine this year?

 

You can get your flu vaccination from your GP,  Five Dock Pharmacy, or any another immunisation provider.

Who is eligible for a FREE flu shot?

The Australian Government's National Immunisation Program provides a free flu vaccine to eligible people, including:

  • People aged 65 and older

  • Pregnant women

  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months or over

  • People aged 6 months and older with medical conditions that put them at risk of complications from the flu

  • Children 6mo to less than 5 years old.

Vaccines covered by the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and specific State/Territory immunisation programs are free for eligible people. If you believe you may eligible for a free vaccine, it is recommended that you speak with your doctor prior to making your appointment. Eligible people get the vaccine at no cost, but your health care provider may charge a consultation fee for the visit.

Our pharmacists are trained experts in
administering
flu vaccinations.

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Protect yourself against the flu this year by getting vaccinated.

You can now get your flu vaccination at our pharmacy. You don’t need a prescription from the doctor and the appointment only takes a few minutes. Please use the "Booking" buttons located on this page to access our online booking system. Should have any questions call Tel: 9713 6963