With a fourth wave of COVID-19 sweeping the country and flu season nearly upon us, it’s once again time to roll up our sleeves to protect ourselves and our community against infection with updated vaccinations.
Carpark Vaccination Clinics
During the coming months we will once again be conducting regular Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination clinics. We are organising these vaccination clinics into the carpark format used in recent years to help with social distancing and increasing the number of appointments we can offer patients.
Our vaccination clinics are running most Wednesday afternoons between 2.00pm-4.40pm on the following dates:
- Wednesday 26 April
- Wednesday 3 May
- Wednesday 10 May
- Wednesday 17 May
- Wednesday 24 May
- Wednesday 31 May
Appointments available now – call our reception team to book.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should get vaccinated against influenza?
We strongly recommend the 2023 flu vaccine for all patients over 6 months of age as it helps guard against preventable and the most serious strains of influenza A and B.
When is the best time to get vaccinated for influenza?
Evidence suggests protection from the flu vaccine begins to wane 3-4 months after it is administered. Because peak flu season is expected to be June to August this year, timing of your vaccination is important, which is why our clinics are scheduled to start in May.
Am I due for a COVID-19 booster?
If you’re 18 and over and you’ve NOT had a COVID-19 vaccination OR a verified COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months, you’re due for a booster. We strongly support the COVID-19 vaccination program and recommend all our patients over 18 receive a booster shot.
Can I get a flu and a COVID-19 vaccination at the same time?
Yes. SO long as you meet the eligibility criteria, and you are feeling well, it is safe to receive both vaccinations on the same day.
Which COVID-19 Vaccine are you offering?
We are offering the Moderna vaccine which offers protection against more recent strains of the virus. The Moderna bivalent vaccine is suitable for people aged 18 years and older.
How much does it cost?
The consultation component of the vaccines delivered in our clinic format will be billed directly to Medicare provided you have a valid Medicare card.
There may be an out-of-pocket cost if you don’t qualify for the free Government Funded influenza vaccine consumable, however, the COVID-19 consumable is fully funded by the government.
Provided you receive your vaccine in one of our vaccination clinics, the most you will be out of pocket is $23 if you need to purchase the influenza vaccine from us.
If you wish to be vaccinated in a standard consultation (not in our clinic format) normal consultation fees will apply.
What is the Government Funded eligibility criteria for the influenza vaccine?
In 2023, the following people are eligible to receive the influenza vaccine consumable for free under the National Immunisation Program:
- Children 6 months to less than 5
- People aged 65 and over
- Pregnant people
- Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander people over 6 months
- People with medical conditions that can lead to complications from influenza (e.g. severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes)
Want more information?
Download a copy of our 2023 Influenza and COVID-19 Update. It’s full of up-to-the-minute information about influenza and COVID-19, how the vaccines work, why you should get it, and the actual composition of this year’s vaccinations.