PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST THE FLU
Update 8th August 2018: Flu Vaccinations for 18 years plus are available again, Blue Cross Pharmacy will be administering the vaccinations by appointment only. Available days are Thursdays and Fridays from 8am to 4pm, and Sundays from 11am-3pm. To make an appointment come in store or call us on 9554 9002 or click here.
Did you receive the Flu Vaccine in 2017?
Did you catch the Flu last year?
Nationally, the 2017 influenza season was the largest since the 2009 pandemic year.
Having the Flu Vaccine continues to be the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications. The vaccination may not always prevent you from developing the disease but it can still help to reduce the severity and/or duration and potentially prevent further serious complications, including pneumonia and going to hospital.
If you are eligible for the free Flu Vaccine then book in with Blue Cross Medical Center.
If you are not eligible for the free Flu Vaccine then book in with Blue Cross Pharmacy. Your vaccine will be administered by one of our trained Pharmacists for $14.95.
Flu vaccinations are available once again for 18 years and over from 6th August 2018 by appointment only. Available days are Thursdays and Fridays from 8am to 4pm, and Sundays from 11am-3pm. To make an appointment come in store or call us on 9554 9002 or click here.
You are eligible to receive a free Flu Vaccine each year if you are:
– 65 years and over
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander either 6 months to 5 years OR 15 years and over
– Over 6 months old with medical risk factors
In addition, from April 2018 NSW government is also funding a free flu shot for all children aged 6 months to 5 years. Please be aware that if they have not had a flu shot before then they may need 2 shots (1 month apart).
Vaccination is also recommended for anyone who may transmit influenza to children or adults at increased risk of influenza complications (e.g. parents of children with medical conditions and healthcare workers) and those traveling during the influenza season. Vaccination is the most effective protection against the Flu.