Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. There are two main types of human influenza viruses: A and B. There are also many sub-types and strains. Flu can occur throughout the year but is most common in autumn and winter. In most flu seasons there is more than one strain circulating in the community.
Flu clinics will commence on the 12th of April and bookings are now open.
We will have both government supplied and private vaccines for those aged 5-64 who are not eligible for the funded vaccine. Private Vaccines are $15.
Some people are eligible for a free flu vaccine because they are more vulnerable to flu:
- children from 6 months to under 5 years of age
- people with serious health conditions (including severe asthma, diabetes, cancer, immune disorders, obesity, kidney, heart, lung or liver disease)
- pregnant women
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from 6 months of age
- people who are 65 years of age and over.