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Not only could the flu vaccine save your life, but it also protects those who are unable to vaccinate due to health reasons. It’s time to book your flu vaccination to protect you and your family during the 2018 influenza season.

Flu vaccination clinic – bulk billed

  • Thur 26 April: 9am – 12.30pm
  • Tues 1 May: 9am – 11am
  • Thu 3 May: 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Tues 8 May: 2pm – 5pm
  • Thur 10 May: 9am – 12.30pm

The 2018 flu vaccine is $10 unless eligible for Government supply.

Bookings

  • Phone: (03) 5366 7999
  • In person: GP Clinic (164 Inglis St, Ballan)
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GP appointment

Private billing appointment unless eligible for bulk billing – children under 16, Government pension and concession card holders and some medical conditions.

Bookings

  • Phone: (03) 5366 7999
  • In person: GP Clinic (164 Inglis St, Ballan)

 

 

What is influenza (the flu)?

Influenza (the flu) is a potentially life threatening contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. Influenza can lead to complications and for some people – the elderly, people with poor immune systems and people with pre-existing respiratory, cardiac and endocrine disease—influenza can be a significant disease and cause death. It can also cause the death of healthy adults and children.

Source: Department of Health, Australian Government (2018)

Things to know in 2018

Following last year’s horrific flu season, it is more important than ever to get the 2018 vaccine against influenza. Things to know from the Australian Government’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy:

  1. Recent evidence suggests that protection from influenza may begin to wane after three to four months.
  2. The period of influenza virus circulation is typically from June to September in Australia, and usually peaking from August.

Correct vaccine timing ensures you have the highest level of protection when you need it.

Vaccinating from late-April is likely to provide the best cover for the 2018 flu season.


This page was last updated: 13 April 2018