There is no vaccine for COVID-19, but there is one for the flu. Getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time can make you very ill. We recommend you and your family book your vaccination appointment with us as soon as possible.
This year, the flu clinic is going to be held across the road from the main surgery, at the Kingswood RSL, entrance off Tutt Avenue on 2-3 days per week through April and May.
Please wear a short sleeved shirt to your appointment. If you are unwell, do not attend.
The 2020 seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is available free under the National Immunisation Program for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. Eligible groups include:
- People aged 65 years and over
- All Aboriginal and Torres Strait people from six months of age
- Pregnant women
- People aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma1, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza.
- Children from six months to less than 5 years of age (provided by the State Government)
1 Severe asthma requiring frequent hospital visits and the use of multiple medications
To continue to provide the best possible protection for those 65 years and over, an enhanced quadrivalent vaccine, Fluad®, is being supplied for those aged 65 years and over.
For those not eligible for a free immunisation under the National Immunisation Program, the quadrivalent vaccine will be available privately at the cost of $20.
Children under the age of 9 require 2 flu vaccines, 4 weeks apart if they have never received the vaccine before. For parents with children who may be afraid and resistant to having an injection, we ask that you call us to book a consultation with one of our doctors rather than using the flu clinic to help us maintain appropriate clinical distancing protocols.
Patients with poor mobility or immunosuppression can be vaccinated in their car, please call our reception staff and they will organise this for you.
Please book online or call us on 8272 5533 to make an appointment in the flu clinic. If you need to see your usual doctor for another issue, feel free to make an appointment with them and they can ensure you get your flu shot at the same time.
If you have returned from overseas or interstate within the past 14 days or have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 DO NOT BOOK ONLINE. Please call us on 8272 5533 to arrange a suitable time after your quarantine.
Further information about the included strains can be found on the Department of Health website below:
SA Health National Influenza Program