The flu vaccine plays a crucial role in safeguarding public health and preventing the spread of influenza, a highly contagious respiratory illness. Each year, the flu virus undergoes mutations, making it challenging to predict the strains that will circulate. However, the flu vaccine remains essential because it significantly reduces the risk of infection and its potential complications, especially among vulnerable populations such as the elderly, young children, pregnant women, and individuals with chronic health conditions.
By getting the influenza vaccine, individuals not only protect themselves but also contribute to building herd immunity, shielding those who are unable to receive the vaccine due to medical reasons.
Generally, the flu isn’t usually serious if you are young and healthy. Many may feel miserable when they have the flu, but the symptoms should normally go away in 1-2 weeks. However, in some cases, children and adults may develop complications. These may include:
An annual flu vaccination is the best way to protect you and your family against the flu. Why not get in early, get your flu shot and get protected?
Flu Vaccinations will be available at Top Health Doctors Clinics usually around April.
GOVERNMENT FUNDED FLU VACCINATIONS
The Influenza vaccine is free under the National Immunisation Program for at risk people. You are eligible for a government-funded flu vaccine if you are:
PRIVATE FLU VACCINATIONS
If you are not eligible for a free vaccine, we also have private flu vaccinations available.
Flu vaccines are generally available at Top health Doctors clinics from April each year so contact your local clinic to arrange an appointment.
Beenleigh Marketplace, 114-118 George Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207
Cannon Hill Clinic
Shop 1 K Mart Plaza Cannon Hill, 1909 Creek Road, Cannon Hill Qld 4170
Cnr of Redland Bay & Mt Cotton Roads, Capalaba QLD 4157
The Village Coorparoo, 398 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo QLD 4151
Shop 10 and 11, Greenslopes Mall, 700 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Unit 8-10, 2770 Logan Road, Underwood, QLD, 4119
West End Clinic
Suite 2, Healthcare Hub Floor 1, Montague Markets, 405 Montague Rd, West End Qld 4101
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