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WINTER IS COMING – GET YOUR FLU SHOT

Have you started to feel the morning chill in the air? Winter is coming! And that means flu season is too

The Government funded flu vaccine is now available for eligible Queenslanders. It’s ideal to get vaccinated before the end of May to ensure the best protection throughout the peak flu season.

The flu vaccine is fully funded for children 6 months to 5 years of age. If the child has not previously received an influenza vaccine they will need two doses with a minimum of 4 weeks between each.

Those aged 65 and over are eligible for the government-funded FLUAD vaccine. This is actually a trivalent vaccine and is missing one of the Influenza B strains that the other vaccines contain, however it has an extra component – an ingredient that stimulates and boosts the immune response to a vaccine. This vaccine is only available through your doctor and cannot be purchased from a pharmacy.

If you have a chronic disease you may also be eligible for a government-funded vaccine. The remainder of the population is encouraged to still get immunised, however the government will not fund the vaccine for you. At Eclipse Medical, for people 18 and over only we offer the Afluria Quad vaccine privately.

If you haven’t had your flu shot yet, don’t panic! Just call us on 53292105 or make a booking on our website www.eclipsememdical.com.au.

We are open 7 days a week and late on Wednesday and Thursdays. Children, healthcare card holders and pensioners bulk-billed.

We look forward to assisting with your flu shots this season to help protect you, your family, your workplace and our community from influenza this winter!