2021 Influenza Immunisation Information
At Dalyellup Family Medical Centre we remain able to provide all our patients with our usual fluvax clinics. The timing of these clinics will be a little more complicated this year as we try to time this with the availability of the Covid-19 vaccines.
You should not have the influenza vaccine within two weeks before or after the COVID -19 vaccine.
This will also make it slightly harder to offer opportunistic flu vaccines during standard appointments unless you have a copy of your covid-19 immunisation card with you.
We are expecting some private flu vaccines, and also a limited supply of the government funded fluvax for the 65 year olds and older only, hopefully around the end of March. Once we have this confirmed we will open our clinics to bookings.
The remaining vaccines for the other age cohort will hopefully be available mid April.
This year’s Influenza vaccine will, similar to last year, be a quadrivalent vaccine containing two influenza A and two influenza B strains.
Eligibility for government funded influenza Vaccine is as follows:
- Pregnant Woman
- All individuals aged 65 years and older
- Individuals aged 6 months or over with medical conditions that place them at risk for complications of influenza, e.g cardiac disease, severe chronic respiratory conditions, chronic neurological conditions, immunocompromising conditions, diabetes, renal disease haematological disorders and children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long term aspirin therapy.
- All children aged 6 months to less than 5 years.
- All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
If you do not fall into these categories, we will provide you with the flu vaccine at a cost of $20.