PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST THE FLU
Update 2nd February 2019:
A small supply of the 2018 Flu Vaccination is still available for 18 years and over. Blue Cross Pharmacy will be administering the vaccinations by appointment only.
The 2019 vaccine should be available from late March.
To make an appointment come in store or call us on 9554 9002 or click here.
Did you receive the Flu Vaccine in 2018? Did you catch the Flu last year?
Australia wide the 2018 influenza season had the lowest rates of infection since 2013, with a record increase in vaccination uptake. Demand was up 25-30% on previous years, with nearly 11 million Australians getting a flu jab.
Why get the jab?
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.
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 travelling during the influenza season.
How much does it cost?
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.
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
- 5 years and over with medical risk conditions.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 15 years and over
- Over 6 months old to less than 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 the most effective protection against the Flu.