Park Street General Practice Geelong offers flu vaccinations.

Park Street GP has flu vaccination appointments available.

To make an appointment for your flu shot please contact us  tel: 5223 2722

Supply updates will be posted to this page regularly, also on the Park St GP Facebook page.

 

About the Flu vaccination

Getting vaccinated against the flu is important for ensuring you and your loved ones are protected from Influenza.

The flu strain changes year-to-year, so every year a new vaccine is released to counter this.

People commonly mistake a cold for the flu, until the first time they get an actual case of Influenza.  Symptoms of the flu are far more intense than a cold and they can linger for far longer.

Click here for further information on Influenza.

When to get a vaccination

The flu season begins in April and vaccinations generally become available around this time.

It generally takes around two weeks for the vaccine to take effect.

The peak flu season can vary from year to year, but is usually around July and August.  That means the ideal time for vaccination is around May as the flu vaccination loses its effectiveness after three months.

Eligibility for a Free Flu Shot

Those eligible for a free flu shot under the National Immunisation Program include:

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • pregnant women
  • those who suffer chronic conditions

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People from 6 months of age are offered a free flu shot.  Closing this gap means that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents aged 5-14 years of age will now be able to access the flu vaccine at no cost.

Further information on free flu vaccination eligibility click here. 

To make an appointment for your flu shot please contact us  tel: 5223 2722

 

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