Pioneer Health Albany now has both private and government funded flu vaccines in stock.
We are now taking bookings.
You can read about the 2017 four strain flu vaccine (quadrivalent) here
The following groups will be eligible for government funded (free) vaccines in 2017:
- People aged 65 years and over
- Children aged >6months to 5 years
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are 15 years and over
- Pregnant women
- People aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza
There will be a cost of $15 for the private flu vaccines.
We recommend vaccination before June 2017 to ensure the best coverage. The flu vaccine does not provide long-lasting immunity - so you need to be vaccinated each year.
For your convenience, Pioneer Health will be running Flu vaccine only* clinics.
Flu clinic times
Tuesday the 26th of April
Wednesday the 27th of April
Monday the 1st of May
Tuesday the 2nd of May
Monday the 8th of May
*These are shorter appointments for existing patients only, for the administration of the flu vaccine only and may not be with your usual doctor. If you wish to discuss any other health issues with the doctor, or wish to see your usual doctor, please make a standard appointment.
Additional flu clinics will be established to meet demand. Check the appointuit app for further clinic times, or call the practice for more information.
You can book online at www.pioneerhealth.com.au or via your smartphone if you have downloaded the Appoinuit app. Please ensure you select your practitioner or appointment type as: "Flu Clinic".