As we approach flu season, it is important to make sure you are vaccinated and well-protected from the virus. Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your community from the flu and other associated complications like pneumonia.
The Australian Government Department of Health advises that everyone over 6 months of age receive the influenza vaccine every year. This is because the most common strains of the virus that cause influenza change every year and therefore, the vaccine also changes to match these different strains.
Seasonal influenza, more commonly referred to as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that manifests in symptoms like fevers, chills, muscle aches, coughs and congestion. It is especially serious for infants, people over 65 years of age and pregnant women, which is the reason the flu vaccine is provided without cost for these groups of people under the National Immunisation Program. Please speak to the doctor for more information about the eligibility criteria.
For any queries, please do not hesitate to call Heritage Medical Practice Wahroonga at 8788 5770.
The cost of the private flu vaccine will be $20 . Please note if you need a consultation for any issue other than the flu vaccine, there may be a consultation fee.
As we are awaiting new recommendations from the Department of Health, no new bookings for Pfizer vaccinations will be opened at this stage.
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If you have a fever,
cough, sore throat, have visited COVID-19 Case locations, or have any reason to suspect you have COVID-19 please phone the practice on 8788 5770 first and
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