The 2021 flu clinics are starting April 12.
This year, we are holding flu clinics at the Kingswood RSL on Monday and Wednesday mornings, and at 6/130 Belair Rd on Friday afternoons throughout April and May.
If applicable, please ensure you leave atleast a 2 week gap between the flu vaccination and a COVID-19 vaccination.
Please wear a short sleeved shirt to your appointment.
The 2021 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:
- All persons 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
- People who are homeless
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.
Patients with poor mobility 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.
Anyone wishing to visit an aged care facility must have evidence of immunization for the 2021 influenza vaccine by June 1, 2021.
Further information about the included strains can be found on the SA Health website below: