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Flu Shots

We are entering flu season and it's especially important this year to protect yourself and loved ones with an annual flu vaccine.

5 health tips for flu season:

  1. Wash your hands regularly
  2. Avoid touching your face
  3. Cover your sneeze and cough
  4. Stay home if you are sick
  5. Get your flu shot today

Frequently asked questions:

  • Q: Who should get vaccinated?
    • A: The Department of Health states "vaccination against influenza (the flu) remains important this year. Vaccination experts recommend influenza vaccination for all people aged 6 months old and over".
  • Q: Why should I get vaccinated?
    • A: Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself. The benefits go beyond you too. Getting a flu shot also means you help to protect others, including those who are too sick or too young to be vaccinated, as well as vulnerable groups.
  • Q: Who's eligible for a free vaccine**?
    • A: Under the Government's National Immunisation Program, there are some people that are eligible for a free flu vaccine because they are most at risk. This includes:
      • Children aged six months to five years
      • Pregnant women
      • People aged 65 years and over
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
      • People aged six months and over with medical conditions that mean they have a higher risk of flu complications

Yours in health,

The Next Practice team