Flu Vaccine Update: Individuals aged 65 years and over – HIGH DOSE VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE

Flu Vaccine Update: Individuals aged 65 years and over – HIGH DOSE VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE

This year there is a new influenza vaccine formulation for all individuals aged 65 years and over. This is a trivalent (3 strain) influenza vaccine which is funded under the 2018 Federal Government Influenza Vaccination Program.

Essentially, the aim of this vaccine is to provide increased protection against influenza in this age group.  The vaccine is a ‘high dose’ vaccine as compared to previous years vaccines.

The vaccine has now arrived at the clinic.  Simply book online or via the HOTDOC App and follow the prompts.  For your convenience, Express Flu Clinics have been set-up to minimise waiting times whilst at the clinic.  Consultations to have your flu vaccine only will be bulk-billed.

Please note: This ‘high dose’ vaccine can only be offered to individuals in this age group and cannot be purchased privately.