article poster

Fight the Flu

Timing, as they say, is everything. With the colder months upon us, there is no better time than now to get vaccinated against the flu.

Who should get vaccinated?

The Government recommends everyone over the age of 6 months to get immunised against seasonal flu.

Why should I get vaccinated?
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.

How much does it cost?
For Medicare card holders, private flu vaccinations at Next Practice Deakin cost $15.00 out of pocket. If you are not a Medicare card holder then please contact us for pricing information.

Who's eligible for a free vaccine?

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

6 tips to help stay healthy this flu season

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Get the flu vaccine
  • Cover your sneeze or cough
  • Wash your hands
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid contact with sick people